Poetry on and Off the Page: Essays for Emergent Occasions

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Northwestern University Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 376 pages
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The fourteen essays that make up this collection have as their common theme a reconsideration of the role historical and cultural change has played in the evolution of twentieth-century poetry and poetics. Committed to the notion that, in John Ashbery's words, "You can't say it that way anymore,"Poetry On & Off the Pagedescribes the formations and transformations of literary and artistic discourses, and traces these discourses as they have evolved in their dialogue with history, culture, and society. The volume is testimony to the important role that contemporary artistic practice will continue to play as we move into the twenty-first century.

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Marjorie Perloff is the Sadie Dernham Patek professor of Humanities at Stanford University. She is the author of many books of literary criticism, includingPoetic License: Essays on Modernist and Postmodernist LyricandThe Poetics of Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage,both published by Northwestern University Press.

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