The Resistance to Poetry.
By: Longenbach, James.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (139 p.).ISBN: 9780226492513.Subject(s): American poetry -- 21st century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc | Poetry -- History and criticism -- Theory, etcGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Resistance to PoetryDDC classification: 809.1 LOC classification: PS325Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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CONTENTS -- Preface -- I. The Resistance to Poetry -- II. The End of the Line -- III. Forms of Disjunction -- IV. Song and Story -- V. Untidy Activity -- VI. The Spokenness of Poetry -- VII. The Other Hand -- VIII. Leaving Things Out -- IX. Composed Wonder -- Bibliography -- Index
Poems inspire our trust, argues James Longenbach in this bracing work, because they don't necessarily ask to be trusted. Theirs is the language of self-questioning-metaphors that turn against themselves, syntax that moves one way because it threatens to move another. Poems resist themselves more strenuously than they are resisted by the cultures receiving them. But the resistance to poetry is quite specifically the wonder of poetry. Considering a wide array of poets, from Virgil and Milton to Dickinson and Glück, Longenbach suggests that poems convey knowledge only inasmuch as they refuse to b
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