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Introduction: The History of the Poetic Career

Jesse Zuba

in The First Book: Twentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164472
eISBN:
9781400873791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164472.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter discusses the unique trajectories of poetic careers throughout contemporary history. It briefly follows the twentieth-century poets discussed in this volume in engaging ... More


The Consolations of Imagination and Lyric Poetry

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the personal and the political tactics of two remarkable, yet little-known, twentieth-century poets—Joean Cassou and Irina Ratushinskaya—who survived their imprisonments in ... More


An Age of Simulation: Tall Tales and Short Stories

in Poetry and Displacement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311161
eISBN:
9781846313783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313783.009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter addresses some aspects of the self-mythologization in the work of poets who emerged in the last quarter of the twentieth century. It argues that every poetic movement of the twentieth ... More


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