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Poetic Obligation : Ethics in Experimental American Poetry after 1945

By: Jenkins, Matthew G.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (283 p.).ISBN: 9781587297281.Subject(s): American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Ethics in literature | Experimental poetry, American -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Poetic Obligation : Ethics in Experimental American Poetry after 1945DDC classification: 811.5409 | 811/.5409 LOC classification: PS325PS325 .J46 2008PS325.J46 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Preface; Introduction: The Double-Double Turn; Part 1: Objectivist Poethics; 1. Saying Obligation: George Oppen's Of Being Numerous; 2. A Phenomenology of Judgment: Charles Reznikoff 's Holocaust; Part 2: Excess and Eros; 3. The Ethics of Excess: Edward Dorn's Gunslinger; 4. The Body Ethical: Robert Duncan's Passages; Part 3: An Ethics of Sexual Alterity; 5. The Nearness of Poetry: Susan Howe's The Nonconformist's Memorial; 6. Permeable Ethics: Lyn Hejinian's The Cell; Conclusion: What Difference Does Poetic Obligation Make?; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Since at least the time of Plato's Republic, the relationship between poetry and ethics has been troubled. Through the prism of what has been called the "new" ethical criticism, inspired by the work of Emmanuel Levinas, G. Matthew Jenkins considers the works of Objectivists, Black Mountain poets, and Language poets in light of their full potential to reshape this ancient relationship.
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Contents; Preface; Introduction: The Double-Double Turn; Part 1: Objectivist Poethics; 1. Saying Obligation: George Oppen's Of Being Numerous; 2. A Phenomenology of Judgment: Charles Reznikoff 's Holocaust; Part 2: Excess and Eros; 3. The Ethics of Excess: Edward Dorn's Gunslinger; 4. The Body Ethical: Robert Duncan's Passages; Part 3: An Ethics of Sexual Alterity; 5. The Nearness of Poetry: Susan Howe's The Nonconformist's Memorial; 6. Permeable Ethics: Lyn Hejinian's The Cell; Conclusion: What Difference Does Poetic Obligation Make?; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Since at least the time of Plato's Republic, the relationship between poetry and ethics has been troubled. Through the prism of what has been called the "new" ethical criticism, inspired by the work of Emmanuel Levinas, G. Matthew Jenkins considers the works of Objectivists, Black Mountain poets, and Language poets in light of their full potential to reshape this ancient relationship.

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