Download Holding Patterns: Temporary Poetics in Contemporary Poetry by Daniel Matthew McGuiness PDF

By Daniel Matthew McGuiness

Argues that if poems are to subject in American tradition, they need to be learn instead of theorized over.

Show description

Read or Download Holding Patterns: Temporary Poetics in Contemporary Poetry PDF

Best genres & styles books

John Saul: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers)

This can be the 1st book-length research of best-selling author John Saul's mental and supernatural thrillers. writer Paul Bail compares John Saul's novels to a cocktail: (mix) one half , one half The Exorcist, a touch of flip of the Screw, mix good, and serve completely chillingly. Bail strains John Saul's literary occupation from his 1977 debut novel undergo the Children―the first paperback unique ever to make the recent York occasions most sensible vendor list―to his most up-to-date novel, Black Lightning (1995).

Emily Dickinson's Approving God: Divine Design and the Problem of Suffering

Keane examines Dickinson s views at the position performed by way of a supposedly all-powerful and all-loving God in an international marked by means of violence and soreness. Keane presents shut readings of a lot of Dickinson s poems and letters enticing God, exhibiting how she addressed the demanding situations posed by way of her personal adventure and through an innate skepticism bolstered via a nascent Darwinism to the argument from layout and the idea that of a benevolent deity.

In the household of Percy Bysshe Shelley: poems

Utilizing a chain of dramatic monologues and verse letters, Robert Cooperman explores the private and non-private personae (the fact past facts/that simply muddle) of the poet and political philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. In poems wealthy with interval aspect and mental perception, Cooperman unearths Shelley as a guy torn by way of the need for greatness, the will for romance, and the need to be unfastened.

Serial Crime Fiction: Dying for More

Serial Crime Fiction is the 1st booklet to concentration explicitly at the complexities of crime fiction seriality. masking definitions and improvement of the serial shape, implications of the atmosphere, and advertising and marketing of the sequence, it stories authors reminiscent of Doyle, Sayers, Paretsky, Ellroy, Marklund, Camilleri, Borges, throughout print, movie and tv.

Extra resources for Holding Patterns: Temporary Poetics in Contemporary Poetry

Sample text

Things in crowds, first, starlings, marble slabs, people, all trying to be a part of the group and to differentiate themselves from the group. Negative capability. Fame and its cost. The poem and its risk. Then losses and gains, or maybe losses only? Their inevitability. What defense? Immobility? Exaggeration? Is a defense necessary against the inevitable? Or desirable? The bullfrog who sings will be caught. The person who inscribes her name on a pond in letters that big will pay for it. So don’t sing?

1 Given: a tradition of scholarship which cannot leave off categorizing, defining, and summing up, a tradition most trace back especially to that philosopher, the father of modern literary criticism, best known (with his Kantian progeny) for his a priori categories. In order to understand the specific nature of literary structures it is necessary to have some knowledge of what is being structured. The architect must know the potentialities of bricks, mortar, steel, and wood. This supposes that a writer knows something about language, about meanings, about dialect, about his medium, about actions, about emotions, and about people, before he can structure them.

The word itself happens ten times in the poem. This is not perverse unmeaning. 3 After everyone has had a say, the poet says she is still learning what to say. All of these are right. Or all of them are wrong. Or almost: The appearance of significant narrative backdrop. The appearance of oracular truth. The appearance of symbology and identifiable mythology. The appearance, even, of prosodic orthodoxy. All these appearances fade with the last line—which is written in iambic pentameter. The poem that has stolen these words from my mouth may not be this poem.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.36 of 5 – based on 21 votes