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Emaciated Poetry and the Imaginative Diet

Wyatt Prunty

in “Fallen from the Symboled World”: Precedents for the New Formalism

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057867
eISBN:
9780199855124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057867.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Symbol, allegory, irony, paradox, and ambiguity were handled by the New Critics in a complex way that made a matrix of the text, with the tradition standing behind as the ultimate context. One of the ... More


What the Physicist said to the Poet: How Physicists Used the Ideal of Poetry to Talk about Uncertainty

Peter Middleton

in Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The chapter shows how postwar poets encountered strong negative or idealized images of poetry in the writings of physicists and other scientists. Physicists sometimes referred to an abstraction of ... More


Apocryphal Lorca: Robert Creeley and Jack Spicer

Jonathan Mayhew

in Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226512037
eISBN:
9780226512051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512051.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In the years immediately prior to the emergence of deep image poetry, a few American poets put Lorca to more personal and idiosyncratic uses. Jack Spicer's 1957 After Lorca is not only the most ... More


Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch

Jonathan Mayhew

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226512037
eISBN:
9780226512051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512051.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Federico García Lorca (1898–1936) had enormous impact on the generation of American poets who came of age during the cold war, from Robert Duncan and Allen Ginsberg to Robert Creeley and Jerome ... More


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