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Reading Ezra Pound and J. H. Prynne in Chinese

Joshua Kotin

in Utopias of One

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196541
eISBN:
9781400887866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196541.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Ezra Pound's and J. H. Prynne's use of Chinese poetry to understand the problem of motivation—and the incentive structures that govern modern life. It considers how difficult ... More


Proper Names, the Dictionary, and the Poetry of Experiment

Piers Pennington

in Poetry & the Dictionary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789620566
eISBN:
9781789629989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620566.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay focuses upon proper names: words that are not usually found in modern dictionaries – and that posed James Murray a number of problems in the early stages of his editing of the Oxford ... More


Etymological Recirculation in Seamus Heaney, R. F. Langley, and J. H. Prynne

David-Antoine Williams

in The Life of Words: Etymology and Modern Poetry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198812470
eISBN:
9780191892585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812470.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses ways in which three poets approach etymology as a vehicle of cultural recirculation. The section on Seamus Heaney describes his career as deepening three lines of etymological ... More


Lexicography and Modern Poetry

Matthew Sperling

in Poetry & the Dictionary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789620566
eISBN:
9781789629989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620566.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

‘Lexicography and Modern Poetry’ provides an overview of the various uses that poets have made of dictionaries since the 1960s. Works by a number of poets from Britain and the United States are ... More


Circulatory checks and balances

Peter Robinson

in Poetry & Money: A Speculation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622539
eISBN:
9781800341524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622539.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The proposal ramified in the previous chapter, namely that the forms of poems can act upon the conditions that they contain, is further explored and exemplified with particular reference to the speed ... More


Introduction: Crooked Lines and Moving Targets

Marjorie Levinson

in Thinking Through Poetry: Field Reports on Romantic Lyric

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198810315
eISBN:
9780191864841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810315.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Introduction explains the combination of a narrative arc and conceptual structure in the organization of the book. The former, primarily diachronic, discussion is concerned with the development ... More


The Life of Words: Etymology and Modern Poetry

David-Antoine Williams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198812470
eISBN:
9780191892585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812470.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

For centuries, investigations into the origins of words were entwined with investigations into the origins of humanity and the cosmos. With the development of modern etymological practice in the ... More


Posthuman Postscript: Poems more Durable than Brass

Colin Burrow

in Imitating Authors: Plato to Futurity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198838081
eISBN:
9780191874604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838081.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Postscript asks whether a machine could in the future successfully imitate a human poet. It discusses the history of artificially generated poems from early schoolroom manuals through John ... More


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