The Poetics of the Everyday: Creative Repetition in Modern American Verse

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Wallace Stevens once described the "malady of the quotidian," lamenting the dull weight of everyday regimen. Yet he would later hail "that which is always beginning, over and over"--recognizing, if not celebrating, the possibility of fresh invention. Focusing on the poems of Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and James Merrill, Siobhan Phillips positions everyday time as a vital category in modernist aesthetics, American literature, and poetic theory. She eloquently reveals how, through particular but related ...

The Poetics of the Everyday: Creative Repetition in Modern American Verse 2009, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231149303

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