The electric life: essays on modern poetry

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William Morrow, 1989 - Literary Criticism - 459 pages
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Discusses modern poetry and examines the poems of Keats, Marianne Moore, Pasternak, Paz, Robert Lowell, and Adrienne Rich

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The electric life: essays on modern poetry

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In more than 30 essays of both a theoretical and practical nature, Birkerts takes a panoramic view of contemporary poetry and poetics. The title alludes to a passage from Shelley's A Defense of Poetry ... Read full review


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Sven Birkerts is the author of "Reading Life: Books for the Ages," "Readings,"
"The Gutenberg Elegies," and a memoir, "My Sky Blue Trades," He teaches at Harvard University and at the Bennington Writing Seminars and is the editor of "AGNI," He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.

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