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The Resource Defensive measures : the poetry of Niedecker, Bishop, Glück, and Carson, Lee Upton

Defensive measures : the poetry of Niedecker, Bishop, Glück, and Carson, Lee Upton

Label
Defensive measures : the poetry of Niedecker, Bishop, Glück, and Carson
Title
Defensive measures
Title remainder
the poetry of Niedecker, Bishop, Glück, and Carson
Statement of responsibility
Lee Upton
Title variation
Poetry of Niedecker, Bishop, Glu̧ck, and Carson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Defensive Measures explores strategies by which poets claim their distinctiveness, and argues that poetry is the one literary form that most insistently demands a defense. It demands a defense, it would seem, because it is perpetually in crisis - not only in regard to its utility and its aesthetic appeal (or the vigor of its renunciation of such an appeal), but in regard to its generic existence. Upton defines a generative conception of defense and examines in a new light the poetry of Lorine Niedecker, Elizabeth Bishop, Louise Gluck, and Anne Carson. In writing about Bishop, Upton puts this well-regarded poet in a new framework, aligning her work with that of three poets whose aesthetics might be viewed as antithetical to her own and giving due to the more experimental elements of her poetics."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Upton, Lee
Dewey number
811/.5099287
Index
index present
LC call number
PS151
LC item number
.U68 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
  • Glück, Louise
  • Carson, Anne
  • Niedecker, Lorine
  • American poetry
  • Women and literature
  • American poetry
Label
Defensive measures : the poetry of Niedecker, Bishop, Glück, and Carson, Lee Upton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 136-141) and index
Contents
  • Introduction : poetry as defense.
  • p. 13
  • 1.
  • Humility does not cancel stubbornness : defensive positioning in Lorine Niedecker.
  • p. 32
  • 2.
  • Tilting at sense : defensive nonsense in Elizabeth Bishop.
  • p. 56
  • 3.
  • Erotic distances : defensive elevations in Louise Gluck.
  • p. 80
  • 4.
  • Scholarship and debasement : overlaying the defenses in Anne Carson.
  • p. 99
  • Afterword : the price we pay for making claims.
  • p. 120
Control code
982004062343
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
144 p.
Isbn
9780838756072
Lccn
2004062343
Label
Defensive measures : the poetry of Niedecker, Bishop, Glück, and Carson, Lee Upton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 136-141) and index
Contents
  • Introduction : poetry as defense.
  • p. 13
  • 1.
  • Humility does not cancel stubbornness : defensive positioning in Lorine Niedecker.
  • p. 32
  • 2.
  • Tilting at sense : defensive nonsense in Elizabeth Bishop.
  • p. 56
  • 3.
  • Erotic distances : defensive elevations in Louise Gluck.
  • p. 80
  • 4.
  • Scholarship and debasement : overlaying the defenses in Anne Carson.
  • p. 99
  • Afterword : the price we pay for making claims.
  • p. 120
Control code
982004062343
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
144 p.
Isbn
9780838756072
Lccn
2004062343

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