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Senses of Style : Poetry before Interpretation.

By: Dolven, Jeff.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (262 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780226517254.Subject(s): Literary style | English poetry-History and criticism | Wyatt, Thomas,-Sir,-1503?-1542 | Wyatt, Thomas,-Sir,-1503?-1542-Literary style | Wyatt, Thomas,-Sir,-1503?-1542-Influence | O'Hara, Frank,-1926-1966 | O'Hara, Frank,-1926-1966-Literary styleGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Senses of Style : Poetry before InterpretationDDC classification: 808 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Continuing -- Part and Whole -- Style v. Substance -- Art and Nature -- Style v. Aesthetics -- Individual and Group -- Style v. Interpretation -- Description and Judgment -- Style v. Narrative -- Continuing -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
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Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Continuing -- Part and Whole -- Style v. Substance -- Art and Nature -- Style v. Aesthetics -- Individual and Group -- Style v. Interpretation -- Description and Judgment -- Style v. Narrative -- Continuing -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

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Stylists are paid to make people compelling in clothing, hair, and brand. Dolven (Princeton) explores what makes literary styles compelling. He focuses not on the background of the writer, the substance of the work, or the political correctness (or lack thereof) of the text, but rather on the style of the writing itself. He is interested in the style of Sir Thomas Wyatt, poet of the court of Henry VIII, and Frank O'Hara, New York poet of the 20th century. The text offers a unique exploration of a way of receiving and exploring literary work that is underrepresented. Dolven explains high and low style. High style talks down to the reader or listener, from a confident place above, often in long sentences. Low style is a murmur to one's companions. Straight and clear speech needs no style. Style of any kind involves artifice, a dressing up of language for a purpose. Why is this language dressed up and ready to climb in a pulpit? Why is it up there talking down to the reader? Dolven argues for paying attention to the manner of expression. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. --Kate Gale, University of Nebraska

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