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The Resource Walks in the world : representation and experience in modern American poetry, Roger Gilbert

Walks in the world : representation and experience in modern American poetry, Roger Gilbert

Label
Walks in the world : representation and experience in modern American poetry
Title
Walks in the world
Title remainder
representation and experience in modern American poetry
Statement of responsibility
Roger Gilbert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the twentieth century no form of experience has been more frequently taken up by poets eager to capture both the openness and fluidity of life and the aesthetic closure of an artwork than that of a walk. Examining the walk poem, Roger Gilbert contends that at its heart is the "desire to keep what we have lived." What is the appeal of the walk poem for modern American poets? According to Gilbert, it provides a ready-made frame within which to explore the full range of individual consciousness as it responds to and reflects on the world immediately at hand. The unstructured, plotless character of the walk allows poets to move freely from place to place, image to image, thought to thought. Suggesting that the walk poem strikes a compromise between the American obsession with process or movement and more traditionally mimetic concerns, Gilbert shows how it enables the poet to apprehend the world as horizon rather than landscape. Through perceptive and extended analyses of walk poems by Frost, Stevens, Williams, Roethke, Bishop, O'Hara, Snyder, Ammons, and Ashbery, he uncovers a spectrum of representational strategies for transforming passing experiences into the more lasting substance of poetry. Walks in the World addresses anyone who takes poetry seriously. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilbert, Roger
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American poetry
  • Walking in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American poetry
  • Walking in literature
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Anglo-American Literature, general
  • Literary Studies
  • Literature in Diverse Languages
  • Walking in literature
  • Englische Literatur Amerikas
Label
Walks in the world : representation and experience in modern American poetry, Roger Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-286) 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
  • FIVE. Frank O'Hara and Gary Snyder: The Walk as Sample
  • SIX. A.R. Ammons and John Ashbery: The Walk as Thinking
  • CONCLUSION The Walk and the World
  • EPILOGUE. Some Further Walks
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION A Walk Is a Poem, A Poem Is a Walk
  • ONE. Robert Frost The Walk as Parable
  • TWO. Wallace Stevens: The Walk as Occasion
  • THREE. William Carlos Williams: The Walk as Music
  • FOUR. Theodore Roethke and Elizabeth Bishop: The Walk as Revelation
Control code
ocn889251541
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400861699
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400861699
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt739v9r
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889251541
Label
Walks in the world : representation and experience in modern American poetry, Roger Gilbert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-286) 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
  • FIVE. Frank O'Hara and Gary Snyder: The Walk as Sample
  • SIX. A.R. Ammons and John Ashbery: The Walk as Thinking
  • CONCLUSION The Walk and the World
  • EPILOGUE. Some Further Walks
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION A Walk Is a Poem, A Poem Is a Walk
  • ONE. Robert Frost The Walk as Parable
  • TWO. Wallace Stevens: The Walk as Occasion
  • THREE. William Carlos Williams: The Walk as Music
  • FOUR. Theodore Roethke and Elizabeth Bishop: The Walk as Revelation
Control code
ocn889251541
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400861699
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400861699
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt739v9r
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889251541

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