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Poetry and language writing [electronic resource] : objective and surreal / David Arnold.

Author/Creator:
Arnold, David.
Publication:
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (214 p.)
Series:
Poetry &--
Poetry &
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Subjects:
Language poetry.
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Poetry, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Surrealism (Literature).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
It has been variously labelled 'Language Poetry', 'Language Writing', 'L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writing' (after the magazine that ran from 1978 to 1981), and 'language-centred writing'. It has been variously defined as non-referential or of diminished reference, as textual poetry or a critique of expressivism, as a reaction against the 'workshop' poetry enshrined in creative writing departments across the United States. It has been variously described as non-academic, theory conscious, avant-garde, post-modern, and oppositional. It has been placed according to its geographical positions, on East or Wes
Contents:
Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Permissions; 1: The Scholarly Life of Language Writing; 2: Surrealism: An Excommunicated Vessel?; 3: Under the Sign of Negation: William Carlos Williams and Surrealism; 4: The Surreal-O-bjectivist Nexus; 5: Michael Palmer's Poetics of Witness; 6: Scorch and Scan: The Writing of Susan Howe; 7: 'Just Rehashed Surrealism'? The Writing of Barrett Watten; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-78138-808-3
1-84631-379-1
OCLC:
808730062