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A Transnational Poetics$
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Jahan Ramazani

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226703442

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226703374.001.0001

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Nationalism, Transnationalism, and the Poetry of Mourning

Nationalism, Transnationalism, and the Poetry of Mourning

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(p.71) CHAPTER 4 Nationalism, Transnationalism, and the Poetry of Mourning
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A Transnational Poetics
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Jahan Ramazani

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226703374.003.0004

This chapter analyzes how, why and to what extent nationalism, antinationalism and transnationalism intersect in poetry of mourning. It examines how the elegy might help in developing a taxonomy of the various forms of literary transnationalism and discusses the intercultural microcommunities of grief between mourner and mourned and the nation-crossing figurations of death and mourning. This chapter also analyzes the elegies of several poets including Wilfred Owen, W. H. Auden and Denise Levertov.

Keywords:   mourning, nationalism, antinationalism, transnationalism, elegy, literary transnationalism, grief, Wilfred Owen, W. H. Auden, Denise Levertov

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