The Lyric and Modern Poetry: Olson, Creeley, Bunting

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The lyric poem has long been considered a -timeless- form, and rigid lyric conventions inform most modern poetry and criticism. Yet these conventions are not indicative of anything -essentially poetic-; rather, they hide our culture's fundamental contempt for poetry, our refusal to take it seriously. They can help even a great poet to dismiss his own work as unimportant, as in the case of W.H. Auden; or they can provide the focus for an all-out attack on the Western metaphysical tradition, as in the case of Charles Olson. ...

The Lyric and Modern Poetry: Olson, Creeley, Bunting 1988, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820405339

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