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The Resource The Didactic Muse : Scenes of Instruction in Contemporary American Poetry

The Didactic Muse : Scenes of Instruction in Contemporary American Poetry

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The Didactic Muse : Scenes of Instruction in Contemporary American Poetry
Title
The Didactic Muse
Title remainder
Scenes of Instruction in Contemporary American Poetry
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Writing with the vigor and elan that readers have come to expect from his many astute reviews and essays, Willard Spiegelman maintains that contemporary American poets have returned to the poetic aims of an earlier era: to edify, as well as to delight, and thus to serve the ""didactic muse."" What Spiegelman says about individual poets--such as Nemerov, Hecht, Ginsberg, Pinsky, Ammons, Rich, and Merrill, among others--is wonderfully insightful. Furthermore, his outlook on their work--the way he takes quite literally the teacherly elements of their poems--challenges long-standing conceptions
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Spiegelman, Willard
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Princeton Legacy Library
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  • American poetry
  • Didactic poetry, American
  • Classicism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American poetry
  • Classicism
  • Didactic poetry, American
  • United States
Label
The Didactic Muse : Scenes of Instruction in Contemporary American Poetry
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments ; ONE ; Introduction: W.H. Auden's ""New Year Letter""; TWO ; The Tempered Tone of Howard Nemerov; THREE ; The Moral Imperative in Anthony Hecht, Allen Ginsberg, and Robert Pinsky; FOUR ; Myths of Concretion, Myths of Abstraction: The Case of A.R. Ammons; FIVE ; ""Driving to the Limits of the City of Words"": The Poetry of Adrienne Rich; SIX ; The Sacred Books of James Merrill; SEVEN ; Some Speculations in Place of a Conclusion; Notes; Index
Control code
ocn884013197
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400860265
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt739tmn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884013197
Label
The Didactic Muse : Scenes of Instruction in Contemporary American Poetry
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments ; ONE ; Introduction: W.H. Auden's ""New Year Letter""; TWO ; The Tempered Tone of Howard Nemerov; THREE ; The Moral Imperative in Anthony Hecht, Allen Ginsberg, and Robert Pinsky; FOUR ; Myths of Concretion, Myths of Abstraction: The Case of A.R. Ammons; FIVE ; ""Driving to the Limits of the City of Words"": The Poetry of Adrienne Rich; SIX ; The Sacred Books of James Merrill; SEVEN ; Some Speculations in Place of a Conclusion; Notes; Index
Control code
ocn884013197
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400860265
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt739tmn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884013197

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