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Apocryphal LorcaTranslation, Parody, Kitsch

Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch

Jonathan Mayhew

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226512037
eISBN:
9780226512051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512051.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Federico García Lorca (1898–1936) had enormous impact on the generation of American poets who came of age during the cold war, from Robert Duncan and Allen Ginsberg to Robert Creeley and Jerome ... More

At the BarriersOn the Poetry of Thom Gunn

At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn

Joshua Weiner (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226890432
eISBN:
9780226890371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226890371.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Maverick gay poetic icon Thom Gunn (1929–2004) and his body of work have long dared the British and American poetry establishments either to claim or disavow him. To critics in the UK and US alike, ... More

Infidel PoeticsRiddles, Nightlife, Substance

Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

Daniel Tiffany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803098
eISBN:
9780226803111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803111.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Poetry has long been regarded as the least accessible of literary genres. But how much does the obscurity that confounds readers of a poem differ from, say, the slang that seduces listeners of ... More

Lyric Powers

Lyric Powers

Robert Von Hallberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226865003
eISBN:
9780226865027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226865027.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The authority of poetry varies from one period to another, from one culture to another. For the author of this book, the authority of lyric poetry has three sources: religious affirmation, the social ... More

One Kind of EverythingPoem and Person in Contemporary America

One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America

Dan Chiasson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226103815
eISBN:
9780226103846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226103846.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book elucidates the uses of autobiography and constructions of personhood in American poetry since World War II, with reference to American literature in general since Ralph Waldo Emerson. ... More

Poetry and Its OthersNews, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres

Poetry and Its Others: News, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres

Jahan Ramazani

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083735
eISBN:
9780226083421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083421.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

What is poetry? Often it is understood as a largely self-enclosed verbal system— “suspended from any mutual interaction with alien discourse,” in the words of Mikhail Bakhtin. But this book reveals ... More

The Resistance to Poetry

The Resistance to Poetry

James Longenbach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226492490
eISBN:
9780226492513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492513.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Poems inspire our trust, argues this work, because they don't necessarily ask to be trusted. Theirs is the language of self-questioning—metaphors that turn against themselves, syntax that moves one ... More

The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound

The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound

Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkin (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226657424
eISBN:
9780226657448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226657448.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Sound—one of the central elements of poetry—finds itself all but ignored in the current discourse on lyric forms. This book breaks that critical silence to readdress some of the fundamental ... More

A Transnational Poetics

A Transnational Poetics

Jahan Ramazani

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226703442
eISBN:
9780226703374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703374.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Poetry is often viewed as culturally homogeneous, “stubbornly national,” in T. S. Eliot's phrase, or “the most provincial of the arts,” according to W. H. Auden. But this book uncovers the ... More

True-LoveEssays on Poetry and Valuing

True-Love: Essays on Poetry and Valuing

Allen Grossman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309736
eISBN:
9780226309750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309750.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book is the fulfillment of the author's long service to poetry in the interests of humanity. Poetry's singular mission is to bind love and truth together—love that desires the beloved's ... More

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