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The Poetics of Unremembered Acts
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In The Poetics of Unremembered Acts McGrath takes poetry’s declining cultural significance as a symptom of a cultural fascination with haste and decisiveness that the lyric in fact exposes and thereby throws into question.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: Reading in the Dark
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Part I. Reading—Pedagogy
  2. p. 17
  1. 1. “Cozen’d” into Knowledge: Locke
  2. pp. 19-33
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  1. 2. On Learning to Read as Not Myself: Rousseau
  2. pp. 34-52
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  1. Part II. Lyric—Pedagogy
  2. p. 53
  1. 3. Leaving the World to Darkness: Gray
  2. pp. 55-73
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  1. 4. The Craving for Incidents: Wordsworth
  2. pp. 74-90
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  1. 5. Lyric Yawns: Keats
  2. pp. 91-105
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 106-112
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 113-147
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 148-158
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 159-167
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