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The poetics of indeterminacy : Rimbaud to Cage, Marjorie Perloff

Label
The poetics of indeterminacy : Rimbaud to Cage
Title
The poetics of indeterminacy
Title remainder
Rimbaud to Cage
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Perloff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In her seminal study, first published in 1981, Marjorie Perloff argues that the map of Modernist poetry needs to be redrawn to include a central tradition which cannot properly be situated within the Romantic-Symbolist tradition dominating the early twentieth century. She traces this tradition from its early "French connection" in the poetry of Rimbaud and Apollinaire as well as in Cubist, Dada, and early Surrealist painting; through its various manifestations in the work of Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Ezra Pound; to such postmodern "landscapes without depth" as the French/English language constructions of Samuel Beckett, the elusive dreamscapes of John Ashbery, and the performance works of David Antin and John Cage." "In the poetry of this "other tradition," ambiguity and complexity give way to inherent contradiction and undecidability, metaphor and symbol to metonymy and synecdoche, the well-wrought urn to what Ashbery calls "an open field of narrative possibilities," and the coherent structure of images to "mysteries of construction," nonsense, and free play."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perloff, Marjorie
Dewey number
811/.5209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS323.5
LC item number
.P47 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Avant-garde & modernism studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rimbaud, Arthur
  • American poetry
  • Art and literature
  • Poetry, Modern
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • American poetry
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • Contradiction in literature
  • Poetics
Label
The poetics of indeterminacy : Rimbaud to Cage, Marjorie Perloff
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223096087177
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 346 p.
Isbn
9780810117648
Lccn
99046824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 42393566
  • (OCoLC)42393566
Label
The poetics of indeterminacy : Rimbaud to Cage, Marjorie Perloff
Publication
Bar code
31223096087177
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 346 p.
Isbn
9780810117648
Lccn
99046824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 42393566
  • (OCoLC)42393566

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