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Oppen’s Silence, Crusoe’s Silence, and the Silence of Other Minds

Oren Izenberg

in Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the long silence at the center of George Oppen's poetic career, arguing that it was driven in part by his early choice of left-political activism over art. After the 1934 ... More


Materials

Peter Nicholls

in George Oppen and the Fate of Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199678464
eISBN:
9780191803727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678464.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter affirms that George Oppen's last few years in Mexico were difficult ones and his return to poetry is simply not attributed to the ‘rust and copper dream’, which in its partly humorous ... More


‘Just Rehashed Surrealism’? The Writing of Barrett Watten

in Poetry and Language Writing: Objective and Surreal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311154
eISBN:
9781846313790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313790.007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the works of American poet Barrett Watten in relation to surrealism. It discusses Watten's early account of surrealism as a defence of the self and suggests that his serial poem ... More


‘That it is’, or This in Which

Peter Nicholls

in George Oppen and the Fate of Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199678464
eISBN:
9780191803727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678464.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explains that after George Openn began his career again, he restated the themes of ‘The Materials’ and went on to differentiate the volume from the one which was to follow it, ‘This in ... More


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