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Impersonality: Tradition and the Inescapable Body

Rebecca Sanchez

in Deafening Modernism: Embodied Language and Visual Poetics in American Literature

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479828869
eISBN:
9781479810628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828869.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the tension between modernist ideas of impersonality and the growing fascination with the celebrity poet. At the same moment in which writers like T.S. Eliot and Gertrude Stein ... More


Canto 30

LeeAnn Derdeyn and Tim Redman

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/9781942954408.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Building off critical gestures from Eva Hesse and Phillip Furia, we claim throughout this essay that Pound’s Canto 30 privileges ecology, an ecopoetics that situates human persons within their ... More


Transcending the Urban: The Queen of Sheba

Amanda Bell

in Kathleen Jamie: Essays and Poems on Her work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696000
eISBN:
9781474422284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696000.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines The Queen of Sheba (1984) for evidence of the seeds of Jamie's ecological interests. It focuses on five poems which chart the growth of a female sensibility, from childhood ... More


Oil and blood: pulp fiction of the twenty-first century

Lesley Wylie

in Colombia's Forgotten Frontier: A Literary Geography of the Putumayo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319747
eISBN:
9781781380932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319747.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In the past decade several popular novels have responded to escalating violence in the Putumayo, including Jay MacLarty’s Bagman (2004) and Sandro Meneses Potosí’s El ultimo guerrero de’Aruwa: ... More


Toward a Caribbean Ecopoetics: Derek Walcott’s Language of Plants

Elaine Savory

in Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195394429
eISBN:
9780190252809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the notion of postcolonial ecopoetics by offering a reading of Derek Walcott’s poetry. More specifically, it looks at environmental or ecological consciousness that manifests in ... More


‘Energy is Eternal Delight’: Blake and Ecopoetic Action

Linda Freedman

in William Blake and the Myth of America: From the Abolitionists to the Counterculture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198813279
eISBN:
9780191851261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813279.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Gary Snyder’s ecopoetical reading of Blake married Blake’s energetic principle with anarchist politics and a deep appreciation of Zen Buddhism and contrasted it with the deadening impact of fossil ... More


(Departures) Natural Bodies: (Eco)Poetics and the Politics of the Aesthetic: “Sensation”

Robert St. Clair

in Poetry, Politics, and the Body in Rimbaud: Lyrical Material

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826583
eISBN:
9780191866982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826583.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Paying close attention to figures of flight and departure in several early poems, and in particular to “Sensation,” a short poem written in 1870, Chapter 1 re-assesses Rimbaud’s relation to Théodore ... More


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