Writing in Real Time: Emergent Poetics from Whitman to the Digital

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From Walt Whitman to the contemporary period, the long poem has been one of the more dynamic, intricate, and yet challenging literary practices of modernity. Addressing those challenges, Writing in Real Time combines systems theory, literary history, and recent debates in poetics to interpret a broad range of American long poems as emergent systems, capable of adaptation and transformation in response to environmental change. Due to these emergent properties, the long poem performs essential cultural work, offering a unique ...

Writing in Real Time: Emergent Poetics from Whitman to the Digital 2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107195318

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