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Literary Theory and Poetry By David Murray

Literary Theory and Poetry
by David Murray

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Modern literary theory has opened up a variety of new approaches to readings texts of all kinds. This volume contains a collection of essays which attempt to apply these theoretical techniques to works of poetry taken both from the traditional canon and from modern poets.
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Literary Theory and Poetry: Extending the Canon by David Murray

Modern literary theory has opened up a variety of new approaches to reading texts of all kinds, however these have been applied mainly to works of prose fiction. This volume contains a collection of essays which attempts to apply these theoretical techniques to works of poetry. The texts chosen for examination include those of the established canon (Yeats, Eliot and Pound), performance poetry and recent work which has tended to be ignored in the past by traditional forms of criticism. A major theme of the book is the range of poetry which can now be treated by the new theories. The text also examines the similarities between recent developments in criticism and poetry, and the ways in which they complement each other. Contributors apply new theoretical insights to the work of Gertrude Stein, black American women's poetry, Ishmael Reed, Frank O'Hara, the Peruvian poet Ruben Dario and many others.

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Table of Contents


Unity and difference - poetry and criticism, David Murray; cultural coherence and contradiction in Yeats, Patrick Williams; the imperfect librarian - text and discourse in "The Waste Land" and "Four Quartets", Mick Burton; frames of reference - the reception of, and response to, three women poets, Elaine Millard; no poetry for ladies - Gertrude Stein, Julia Kristeva and modernism, Sara Mills; difficult subjects - black British women's poetry, Patrick Williams; Blake in Birdland - displacement and metamorphosis in the poetics of Ishmael Reed, Shamoon Zamir; image, text and performance - inter-artistic relationships in contemporary poetry, Hazel Smith; on misreading Mallarme - the resistance to modernity, Bernard McGuirk.

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GOR002822656
Literary Theory and Poetry: Extending the Canon by David Murray
David Murray
Used - Good
Paperback
Pavilion Books
1989-06-05
192
0713458151
9780713458152
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.