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The Resource Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and May Swenson : the feminist poetics of self-restraint, Kirstin Hotelling Zona

Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and May Swenson : the feminist poetics of self-restraint, Kirstin Hotelling Zona

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Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and May Swenson : the feminist poetics of self-restraint
Title
Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and May Swenson
Title remainder
the feminist poetics of self-restraint
Statement of responsibility
Kirstin Hotelling Zona
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the strategic possibilities of poetic self-restraint. Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and May Swenson all wrote poetry that is marked by a certain reserve - precisely the motive against which most feminist poets and critics of the last thirty years have established themselves. Kirstin Hotelling Zona complicates this dichotomy by examining the conceptions of selfhood upon which it depends. She argues that Moore, Bishop, and Swenson expressed their commitment to feminism by exposing its most treasured assumptions: they not only challenge the ideal of autonomous self-definition, but also contest the integrity of a bodily or sexual authenticity by which that ideal is often measured." "These poets are appearing more frequently in the feminist canon, but the price of this inclusion is usually the suppression of their strategies of self-restraint. While Zona questions the poetic privileging of self-expression, she establishes contiguity between feminist poetry and developments in American poetry at large. In doing so she asserts the centrality of feminist poetry within discussions of contemporary American poetry, thereby challenging the common perception of feminist poetry as an "alternative" genre."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1968-
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Zona, Kirstin Hotelling
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Swenson, May
  • American poetry
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • American poetry
  • Feminist poetry
  • Self-control in literature
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
  • Moore, Marianne
Label
Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and May Swenson : the feminist poetics of self-restraint, Kirstin Hotelling Zona
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • List of Abreviations
  • Introduction: Feminism and the Poetics of Self-Restraint.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Marianne Moore's Strategic Selfhood.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Marianne Moore and Elizabeth Bishop.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Elizabeth Bishop's Ambivalent "I".
  • p. 69
  • 4.
  • Elizabeth Bishop and May Swenson.
  • p. 95
  • 5.
  • May Swenson's Performative Poetics.
  • p. 121
  • Notes.
  • p. 151
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 169
  • Index.
  • p. 185
Control code
14744549
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 187 p.
Isbn
9780472113040
Lccn
2002008277
Label
Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and May Swenson : the feminist poetics of self-restraint, Kirstin Hotelling Zona
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • List of Abreviations
  • Introduction: Feminism and the Poetics of Self-Restraint.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Marianne Moore's Strategic Selfhood.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Marianne Moore and Elizabeth Bishop.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Elizabeth Bishop's Ambivalent "I".
  • p. 69
  • 4.
  • Elizabeth Bishop and May Swenson.
  • p. 95
  • 5.
  • May Swenson's Performative Poetics.
  • p. 121
  • Notes.
  • p. 151
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 169
  • Index.
  • p. 185
Control code
14744549
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 187 p.
Isbn
9780472113040
Lccn
2002008277

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