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

Jahan Ramazani


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 modern and contemporary poetry’s dialogue with other genres and discourses, especially the novel, theory, the law, news, prayer, and song. Poetry generates rich new possibilities, it argues, by absorbing and contending with its near verbal relatives. Exploring a heterogeneous array of English-language poets— from Gerard Manley Hopkins, W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, and William Carlos Williams to Frank O ... More

Keywords: poetry, dialogic, modern and contemporary poetry, genre, poetry and the novel, poetry and theory, poetry and law, poetry and news, poetry and prayer, poetry and song

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226083735
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226083421.001.0001


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Jahan Ramazani, author

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