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Immanent distance [electronic resource] : poetry and the metaphysics of the near at hand / Bruce Bond.

Author/Creator:
Bond, Bruce, 1954-
Publication:
Ann Arbor [Michigan] : University of Michigan Press, [2015]
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Book
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Series:
Poets on poetry
Poets on poetry
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Subjects:
American poetry -- 21st century.
Essays.
Poetry -- History and criticism -- 21st century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
"In these essays, Bruce Bond interrogates the commonly accepted notion that all poetry since modernism tends toward one of two traditions: that of a more architectural sensibility with its resistance to metaphysics, and that of a latter-day Romantic sensibility, which finds its authority in a metaphysics authenticated by the individual imagination. Poetry, whether self-consciously or not, has always thrived on the paradox of the distant in the immanent and the other in the self; as such, it is driven by both a metaphysical hunger and a resistance to metaphysical certainty. Hidden resources of being animate the language of the near, just as near things beckon from an elusive and inarticulate distance. Bond revalidates the role of poetry and, more broadly, of the poetic imagination as both models for and embodiments of a transfigurative process, an imperfectly mimetic yet ontological engendering of consciousness at the limits of a language that must--if cognizant of its psychological, ethical, and epistemological summons--honor that which lies beyond it."--Page 4 of cover.
Contents:
Introduction : the glass island
I. The hunger for being
The postmodern split : poetry, theory, and the metaphysics that would not die
Authenticity and the myth of the lyric subject : the summons of Olson's legacy
Metaphysics of the image in Charles Wright's "Homage to Paul Cezanne"
II. The becoming of form
Zeno's arrow, Cupid's bow : structure, process, and poetry's dream of the unified field
Form's future : negative capability, apprenticeship, and the poetic line
The wind in the fire : sentimentality and the movement of the mind
III. Eros and its discontents
The double fall of Madame I
An abundance of lack : the fullness of desire in the poetry of Robert Hass
Mercury's passage : poetry, fracture, and the talking cure
IV. The listening word
The limits of metaphor
The genius of the medium : identity and alterity in poetic practice
Empathy and the poetic imagination
V. Postscript
The age of technique.
Notes:
Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on information from the publisher.
Contributor:
Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan) publisher.
ISBN:
9780472121366
0472121367
9780472072835
0472072838
Publisher Number:
10.3998/mpub.8150518
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.