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Oedipus Rebound: Rita Dove's The Darker Face of the Earth

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Rita Dove's The Darker Face of the Earth examines the process of building ‘America’ out of partly African materials. Incest becomes a sign for the forced amalgamation of cultures that characterized ... More


Rita Dove, Dancing (2005)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter looks at American poet Rita Dove's new volume of dance poems American Smooth. It explains that it was a specific hardship that led Dove to her current dancing obsession and to the ... More


Verse Chronicle: Guys and Dove

William Logan

in Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure: The Dirty Art of Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166867
eISBN:
9780231537230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166867.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reviews Mark Strand's Almost Invisible, Geoffrey Hill's Odi Barbare (Barbaric Odes), Vladimir Nabokov's Selected Poems, and The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry ... More


Verse Chronicle: You Betcha!

William Logan

in Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure: The Dirty Art of Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166867
eISBN:
9780231537230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166867.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reviews Billy Collins's Ballistics, Thom Gunn's Selected Poems, Jim Powell's Substrate, Katha Pollitt's The Mind-Body Problem, Rita Dove's Sonata Mulattica, and Arda Collins' It Is ... More


Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Adrienne Lanier Seward and Justine Tally (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning includes essays by well-known international scholars focusing on the author’s literary production and including her very latest works—the theatrical production ... More


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