Poetic License: Essays on Modernist and Postmodernist Lyric

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Northwestern University Press, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 352 pages
In 'Poetic License, ' Perloff insists that despite the recent interest in 'opening up the canon, ' our understanding of poetry and poetics is all too often rutted in conventional notions of the lyric that shed little light on what poets and artists are actually doing today.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments xili
1
A Plea for Difference
7
Feminist Poetics
31
French Representations
53
Yeats Khlebnikov
71
Birds
99
Six Stein
145
FrenchEnglish
161
Sylvia Plath Canon
175
Reading
199
W S Merwin and
231
The Collected
251
Barthes Ashbery and the Zero Degree
267
Notes
311
Index
345
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