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Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture

Andrew Epstein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199972128
eISBN:
9780190608965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199972128.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Attention Equals Life examines why a quest to pay attention to daily life has increasingly become a central feature of both contemporary American poetry and the wider culture of which it is a part. ... More


“The Tiny Invites Attention”: A. R. Ammons’s Quotidian Muse

Andrew Epstein

in Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199972128
eISBN:
9780190608965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199972128.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that A. R. Ammons, a hard-to-place writer frequently discussed as a nature poet or as a latter-day romantic poet striving for the visionary, the transcendental, and the sublime, ... More


Racial and Regional Rhythms

Tom Walker

in Louis MacNeice and the Irish Poetry of his Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198745150
eISBN:
9780191806087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745150.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the time that MacNeice spent in Ireland, North and South, at the beginning and end of the Second World War. It explores his poetry’s engagement with Irish poetics that stress ... More


Irish Characters

Tom Walker

in Louis MacNeice and the Irish Poetry of his Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198745150
eISBN:
9780191806087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745150.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers MacNeice’s evolving relationship with the idea of character from the mid-1940s to the late 1950s, against the backdrop of his involvement in the ill-fated book project ‘The ... More


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