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The Resource Politics and form in postmodern poetry : O'Hara, Bishop, Ashbery, and Merrill, Mutlu Konuk Blasing

Politics and form in postmodern poetry : O'Hara, Bishop, Ashbery, and Merrill, Mutlu Konuk Blasing

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Politics and form in postmodern poetry : O'Hara, Bishop, Ashbery, and Merrill
Title
Politics and form in postmodern poetry
Title remainder
O'Hara, Bishop, Ashbery, and Merrill
Statement of responsibility
Mutlu Konuk Blasing
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Approaching post-World War II poetry from a postmodern critical perspective, this study challenges the prevailing assumption that experimental forms signify political opposition while traditional forms are politically conservative. Blasing defines postmodern poetry as a break with modernism's valorisation of technique and its implicit collusion with technological progress. She shows how four major postwar poets - Frank O'Hara, Elizabeth Bishop, John Ashbery, and James Merrill - cannot be read as politically conservative because formally traditional or as culturally oppositional because formally experimental. All these poets acknowledge that no one form is more natural than another, and no given form grants them a superior position for judging cultural and political arrangements. Their work plays an important cultural role precisely by revealing how meanings and values do not inhere in forms but are always, irreducibly, rhetorical.--Publisher's description
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DLC
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1944-
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Blasing, Mutlu Konuk
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
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  • American poetry
  • Politics and literature
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
  • Merrill, James Ingram
  • O'Hara, Frank
  • Ashbery, John
  • Political poetry, American
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Literary form
Label
Politics and form in postmodern poetry : O'Hara, Bishop, Ashbery, and Merrill, Mutlu Konuk Blasing
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-214) and index
Contents
Introduction: Poetry after Modernism -- Frank O'Hara: "How Am I to Become a Legend?" -- Elizabeth Bishop: "Repeat, Repeat, Repeat; Revise, Revise, Revise" -- John Ashbery: "The Epidemic of the Way We Live Now" -- James Merrill: "Sour Windfalls of the Orchard Back of Us."
Control code
ocm32012479
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 219 p.
Isbn
9780521496070
Lccn
95004113
Label
Politics and form in postmodern poetry : O'Hara, Bishop, Ashbery, and Merrill, Mutlu Konuk Blasing
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-214) and index
Contents
Introduction: Poetry after Modernism -- Frank O'Hara: "How Am I to Become a Legend?" -- Elizabeth Bishop: "Repeat, Repeat, Repeat; Revise, Revise, Revise" -- John Ashbery: "The Epidemic of the Way We Live Now" -- James Merrill: "Sour Windfalls of the Orchard Back of Us."
Control code
ocm32012479
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 219 p.
Isbn
9780521496070
Lccn
95004113

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