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Entomologies: Louis Zukofsky and Lorine Niedecker

Michael Golston

in Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 1 is a study of Louis Zukofsky, Lorine Niedecker, and Surrealism. It discovers that Zukofsky based his poems ‘Mantis’ and ‘Mantis’: An Interpretation on an obscure text regarding the praying ... More


Words for Translation

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Literary translators have always used different words for what they are doing: a translation can be an ‘Englishing’, a ‘rendering’, a ‘traduction’, a ‘gloze’, a ‘crib’, a ‘version’ or a ‘conversion;’ ... More


Introduction

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/9780199678464.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introduction provides a brief summary of the life of George Oppen, who acquired perfect modernist credentials at the very beginning of his career. At age 25, George Oppen was a prime mover in a ... More


The Poets of Rapallo: How Mussolini's Italy shaped British, Irish, and U.S. Writers

Lauren Arrington

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198846543
eISBN:
9780191916304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846543.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Why did poets from the United States, Britain, and Ireland gather in a small town in Italy during the early years of Mussolini’s regime? These writers were—or became—some of the most famous poets of ... More


Canto 35

Richard Parker

in Readings in the Cantos: Volume I

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954408
eISBN:
9781786944337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954408.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this chapter I address Ezra Pound’s Canto 35, exploring its relation to and discussion of “Mitteleuropa”. The Canto is profoundly ambivalent throughout, making it hard to discern Pound’s attitude ... More


Dictionary Poetics: Toward a Radical Lexicography

Craig Dworkin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287987
eISBN:
9780823290321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287987.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Dictionary Poetics analyses book-length poems from a number of writers who have used particular editions of specific dictionaries to structure their work. Spanning most of the 20th century, this ... More


Bottoming Zukofsky

Nick Salvato

in Uncloseting Drama: Modernism's Queer Theatres

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300155396
eISBN:
9780300160178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300155396.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter challenges the assertion that Zukofsky's Bottom: On Shakespeare poses marriage as a vessel for containing excesses of subjectivity, desire, and mutability within the bounds of artistic ... More


Long Poems about Everything: Dictionary as Subject and Model for Poem, 1974–2016

Giles Goodland

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/9781789620566.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the use of dictionaries and books of reference as a motif and a formal device in American poetry, particularly in the avant-garde stream, from Zukofsky to the Language poets, ... More


Writing-through: Don Quixote: Which Was a Dream

Georgina Colby

in Kathy Acker: Writing the Impossible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748683505
eISBN:
9781474426930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683505.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter 3 reads Acker’s Don Quixote: Which Was a Dream as a form of non-procedural ‘writing-through’, a term that has its roots in the procedural practices of John Cage and Jackson Mac Low, discussed ... More


Lorine Niedecker’s Republic of Letters

Siobhan Phillips

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Lorine Niedecker’s poetry is only beginning to garner the critical attention it deserves. From the 1930s to the 1970s, she wrote lyrics whose force and influence belie her ostensible ... More


The Surreal-O-bjectivist Nexus

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/UPO9781846313790.004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the possibility of a Surreal-O-bjectivist nexus in relation to debates around the transition from first- to second-wave American literary modernism. It discusses the ... More


The Roads to Rapallo

Lauren Arrington

in The Poets of Rapallo: How Mussolini's Italy shaped British, Irish, and U.S. Writers

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198846543
eISBN:
9780191916304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846543.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter charts the arrivals of the poets to Rapallo, beginning with Pound and Yeats, and extending to Richard Aldington, Thomas MacGreevy, Basil Bunting, and Louis Zukofsky. It surveys the ... More


Funk & Wagnalls Practical Standard Dictionary of the English Language and Louis Zukofsky’s Thanks to the Dictionary

Craig Dworkin

in Dictionary Poetics: Toward a Radical Lexicography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287987
eISBN:
9780823290321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287987.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapter 1 focuses on Louis Zukofsky’s 1928 Thanks to the Dictionary, which retells the Biblical story of King David through language drawn primarily from a single dictionary page. Previous critics ... More


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