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Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Oren Izenberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a new way to understand the divisions that organize twentieth-century poetry. It argues that the most important conflict is not between styles or aesthetic politics, but between ... More


Sources of Difficulty: Reading and Understanding Du Fu

Christopher M. B. Nugent

in Reading Du Fu: Nine Views

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528448
eISBN:
9789882209916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528448.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This essay examines the common notion, beginning in the Song period, that Du Fu is a difficult poet to read and understand. By comparing the lexical range and allusions found in a representative set ... More


Introduction

Andrew Kahn

in Mandelstam's Worlds: Poetry, Politics, and Identity in a Revolutionary Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198857938
eISBN:
9780191890505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857938.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, World Literature

The Introduction explains how this book represents a new departure in the study of Mandelstam and, more broadly, reflects on what poetic difficulty means. It explains how the rise of structuralist ... More


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