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One Kind of Everything : Poem and Person in Contemporary America / Dan Chiasson.

Author/Creator:
Chiasson, Dan author., Author,
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2008]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (208 p.)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Autobiography in literature.
Self in literature -- USA.
Self in literature.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
One Kind of Everything elucidates the uses of autobiography and constructions of personhood in American poetry since World War II, with helpful reference to American literature in general since Emerson. Taking on one of the most crucial issues in American poetry of the last fifty years, celebrated poet Dan Chiasson explores what is lost or gained when real-life experiences are made part of the subject matter and source material for poetry. In five extended, scholarly essays-on Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, Frank Bidart, Frank O'Hara, and Louise Glück-Chiasson looks specifically to bridge the chasm between formal and experimental poetry in the United States. Regardless of form, Chiasson argues that recent American poetry is most thoughtful when it engages most forcefully with autobiographical material, either in an effort to embrace it or denounce it.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: "One Kind of Everything"
Reading Objects: Robert Lowell
Elizabeth Bishop on Autobiographical Grounds
Reading Frank Bidart Pragmatically
The Tenses of Frank O'Hara
Forms of Narrative in the Poetry of Louise Gl¨uck
Conclusion: Autobiography and the Language School
Works Cited
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780226103846
OCLC:
1135605287
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226103846 doi
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