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Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Jeffrey Wainwright

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067549
eISBN:
9781781703359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067549.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Geoffrey Hill has said that some great poetry ‘recognises that words fail us’. This book explores his struggle over fifty years with the recalcitrance of language. It seeks to show how all Hill's ... More


Annoying Bagatelles: Jean Paul and the Comedy of the Quotidian

Jörg Kreienbrock

in Malicious Objects, Anger Management, and the Question of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245284
eISBN:
9780823250721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245284.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the different disturbances of writing scenes in Jean Paul's novel Siebenkäs. It explains that this novel contains several scenes of writing in which the precarious relationship ... More


Beautiful Remnants, Brutal Remains: Dwelling on the Melancholy Archive

Steven Blevins

in Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first chapter analyzes David Dabydeen’s A Harlot’s Progress and Fred D’Aguiar’s Feeding the Ghost in relation to the way in which recent scholars of the African Atlantic have wrestled with the ... More


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