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One of our most important contemporary critics, Marjorie Perloff has been a widely published and influential reviewer, especially of poetry and poetics, for over fifty years. Circling the Canon, Volume I covers roughly the first half of Perloff’s career, beginning with her first ever review, on Anthony Hecht’s The Hard Hours. The reviews in this volume, culled from a wide range of scholarly journals, literary reviews, and national magazines, trace the evolution of poetry in the mid- to late twentieth century as well as the evolution of Perloff as a critic. Many of the authors whose works are reviewed in this volume are major figures, such as W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Sylvia Plath, and Frank O’Hara. Others, including Mona Van Duyn and Richard Hugo, were widely praised in their day but are now all but forgotten. Still others—David Antin, Edward Dorn, or the Language poets—exemplify an avant-garde that was to come into its own.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. Marjorie Perloff
  3. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction: Circling the Canon
  2. Marjorie Perloff
  3. pp. 1-10
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  1. Chapter 1. The Hard Hours
  2. pp. 11-16
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  1. Chapter 2. Yeats as Gnostic
  2. pp. 17-22
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  1. Chapter 3. Extremist Poetry: Some Version fo the Sylvia Plath Myth
  2. pp. 23-31
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  1. Chapter 4. Poetry Chronicle, 1970–1971
  2. pp. 32-66
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  1. Chapter 5. Roots and Blossoms
  2. pp. 67-72
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  1. Chapter 6. Mona Van Duyn’s Disguises
  2. pp. 73-76
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  1. Chapter 7. The Poet and His Politics
  2. pp. 77-83
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  1. Chapter 8. Pound’s Vorticist Textbook
  2. pp. 84-87
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  1. Chapter 9. Art Chronicles
  2. pp. 88-91
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  1. Chapter 10. Battle of the Books
  2. pp. 92-97
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  1. Chapter 11. The Poet as Critic
  2. pp. 98-102
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  1. Chapter 12. The Poetry of Edward Dorn
  2. pp. 103-110
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  1. Chapter 13. Robert Lowell in Search of Himself
  2. pp. 111-115
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  1. Chapter 14. Talking at the Boundaries
  2. pp. 116-121
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  1. Chapter 15. Houseboat Days
  2. pp. 122-126
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  1. Chapter 16. Charles Olson in Connecticut
  2. pp. 127-131
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  1. Chapter 17. The Greening of Charles Olson
  2. pp. 132-143
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  1. Chapter 18. Poetic Artifice
  2. pp. 144-149
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  1. Chapter 19. The Vendler Factor
  2. pp. 150-156
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  1. Chapter 20. The Dice Cup
  2. pp. 157-163
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  1. Chapter 21. The Challenge of the German Lyric: Goethe and Heine in Translation
  2. pp. 164-183
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  1. Chapter 22. The French Connection
  2. pp. 184-205
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  1. Chapter 23. The Case of Amy Clampitt: The Reading of “Imago”
  2. pp. 206-215
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  1. Chapter 24. “Dirty” Language and Scramble Systems
  2. pp. 216-220
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  1. Chapter 25. Hölderin Our Contemporary
  2. pp. 221-244
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  1. Chapter 26. Of Canons and Contemporaries
  2. pp. 245-252
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  1. Chapter 27. Agon
  2. pp. 253-258
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  1. Chapter 28. Theories of the Avante-Garde
  2. pp. 259-261
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  1. Chapter 29. The Rise and Fall of English Modernism
  2. pp. 262-269
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  1. Chapter 30. Sylvia Plath as Cultural Icon
  2. pp. 270-273
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  1. Chapter 31. What to Make of a Diminished Thing
  2. pp. 274-292
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  1. Chapter 32. The Poetry of Kurt Schwitters
  2. pp. 293-302
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780826360519
Related ISBN
9780826360502
MARC Record
OCLC
1122923446
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-25
Language
English
Open Access
No
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