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The Resource American pragmatism and poetic practice : crosscurrents from Emerson to Susan Howe, Kristen Case

American pragmatism and poetic practice : crosscurrents from Emerson to Susan Howe, Kristen Case

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American pragmatism and poetic practice : crosscurrents from Emerson to Susan Howe
Title
American pragmatism and poetic practice
Title remainder
crosscurrents from Emerson to Susan Howe
Statement of responsibility
Kristen Case
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wittgenstein wrote that "philosophy ought really to be written only as a form of poetry." American poetry has long engaged questions about subject and object, self and environment, reality and imagination, real and ideal that have dominated the Western philosophical tradition since the Enlightenment. Kristen Case's book argues that American poets from Emerson to Susan Howe have responded to the central problems of Western philosophy by performing, in language, the continually shifting relation between mind and world. Pragmatism, recognizing the futility of philosophy's attempt to fix the mind/world relation, announces the insights that these poets enact. Pursuing the flights of pragmatist thinking into poetry and poetics, Case traces an epistemology that emerges from American writing, including that of Emerson, Marianne Moore, William James, and Charles Olson. Here mind and world are understood as inseparable, and the human being is regarded as, in Thoreau's terms, "part and parcel of Nature." Case presents a new picture of twentieth-century American poetry that disrupts our sense of the schools and lineages of modern and postmodern poetics, arguing that literary history is most accurately figured as a living field rather than a line. This book will be of particular interest to scholars and students of pragmatism, transcendentalism, and twentieth-century American poetry
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Cataloging source
E7B
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1976-
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Case, Kristen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Mind and American literature
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  • University of South Alabama
  • American poetry
  • Pragmatism in literature
  • Poetics
  • Pragmatism
  • Pragmatism
  • Literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American poetry
  • Literature
  • Poetics
  • Pragmatism
  • Pragmatism in literature
  • Lyrik
  • Pragmatismus
Label
American pragmatism and poetic practice : crosscurrents from Emerson to Susan Howe, Kristen Case
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
By their fruits : words and action in American writing -- Emerson, Moore, America -- Robert Frost, Charles Sanders Peirce, and the necessity of form -- As much a part of things as trees and stones : John Dewey, William Carlos Williams, and the difference in not knowing -- Henry Thoreau, Charles Olson, and the poetics of place -- Howe/James
Control code
ocn769188559
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 160 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571137722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16gmt0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769188559
Label
American pragmatism and poetic practice : crosscurrents from Emerson to Susan Howe, Kristen Case
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
By their fruits : words and action in American writing -- Emerson, Moore, America -- Robert Frost, Charles Sanders Peirce, and the necessity of form -- As much a part of things as trees and stones : John Dewey, William Carlos Williams, and the difference in not knowing -- Henry Thoreau, Charles Olson, and the poetics of place -- Howe/James
Control code
ocn769188559
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 160 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571137722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16gmt0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769188559

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