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“The Abnegation” (Bronk), 32–33, 132 “About Dynamism, Desire and Various Fictions” (Bronk), 12, 13–14, 108–109, 147 abstraction: Bronk and, 6, 21, 111, 116–17, 128, 132–33, 147, 156; humanity as, 78–85; modernism and rejection of, 38–39, 119; Oppen and, 7, 30, 39, 44, 76, 188; as reaction to encroachments of prose, 38; reification, 7; as vehicle of metaphor in, 111 “The Acts of the Apostles” (Bronk), 124–25 Adam and Eve story, 13, 42–43, 76–77, 99–100, 124–25, 143, 218n30 Adorno, Theodor W., 50, 87, 184 Aesthetics (Hegel), 39, 87 Aiken, Conrad, 1 alienation: “boredom” and, 59–60; Bronk and, 112, 153; modernism and, 46, 58–59; Oppen and, 57–58, 71, 188; of poet from audience, 55, 83–84, 85, 201 allegory, 128, 170 alliteration, 120–21, 124–25, 128 allusion: in Bronk’s works, 110, 121, 124– 25, 133, 137–38, 143, 157–59, 163–64; in Oppen’s works, 13, 26–27, 42–43, 60, 64–67, 71–73, 77–79, 85, 98–102, 182–90, 211n7, 213n33. See also Biblical allusion and Christian imagery; quotation Altieri, Charles, 89, 201–206 ambiguity: in Bronk’s works, 110, 116, 134–35, 142–44, 161; in Oppen’s works, 57, 82, 96, 183 “Analytic of the Beautiful” (Kant), 157–58 anonymity: in Bronk’s works, 121, 141–42; of the individual, 63–65; in Oppen’s works, 85 “Another Language of New York” (Oppen), 7–8, 43 “Apology for Raymond Sebonde” (Montaigne), 142 Aquinas, Thomas, 186, 188–89, 190, 221n6 Aristotle, 76–77 art: Bronk and, 120–21, 162; Heidegger on role of poet, 101; Oppen and the “light of art,” 88–89; in Oppen’s works, 56–59, 62, 64, 88–89, 199–200; poem as beautiful, 111; relationship with truth, 162; social class and, 194–96 “The Arts and Death: A Fugue for Sidney Cox” (Bronk), 9, 21, 119–22, 162 assonance: in Bronk’s works, 118, 120– 21, 124–25, 128, 151; in Oppen’s works, 85 “At the Ball Game” (Williams), 62 audience: alienation of the poet from, 83–84, 85, 201; loss of, 55; poet speaking for, 82 Bacchae (Euripides), 55 “Ballad” (Oppen), 6, 10, 181, 190–97 Baudelaire, 62 index index 232 beauty: as acceptance of being, 162; Bronk and, 110, 111, 129–30, 133, 147– 48, 151–52, 157–59, 161–62, 173–74, 179; death linked to, 147–48; form linked to, 129; as immanent, 187–88; as im­ perfect, 174; knowledge of, 151–52; limits and, 151–52, 158–62, 174; Oppen and, 33, 92–96, 187–88; as the particular , 95–96; the poem as, 111; the sublime and, 129–30, 133, 167; truth and, 93–96 Becker, Ernest, 84 “The Belief in the Self Abandoned” (Bronk), 126 “Benedicite Omnia Opera” (Bronk), 113–14, 177 Biblical allusion and Christian imagery: in Bronk’s works, 110, 124–25, 133, 137–38, 143, 157–58; in Oppen’s works, 13, 42–43, 72–74, 76–79, 85, 95, 100, 182–90, 194, 211n7 Black Mountain School, 3 Blake, William, 40, 95–96 blindness: in Bronk’s works, 115, 118; nature as, 15–16; in Oppen’s works, 15–16, 26–27, 37, 94–95, 96 Bloom, Harold, 115 “Blue Spruces in Pairs, A Bird Bath Between” (Bronk), 21, 126–27, 171 Blumenberg, Hans, 220n1 “The Body of This Life” (Bronk), 140– 41, 177–78 boredom, 59–60, 61, 62, 102, 213n29 Bronk, William: abstraction in works, 6, 21, 116–17, 128, 132–33, 147, 156; acceptance of limits by, 175, 176; alienation in works, 112, 153; alle­ gory used by, 128, 170; allusion in works, 110, 121, 124–25, 133, 137–38, 143, 157–59, 163–64; ambiguity in works, 110, 112, 116, 142–44, 161; the beautiful in works, 110, 129–30, 133, 147–48, 158–59, 161–62, 173–74, 179; Biblical and religious imagery in works, 110, 124–25, 133, 137–38, 143, 157–58; biographical information, 1, 107, 122–23; blank verse and, 118, 177, 218n29; career phases of, 111–12, 175; complexity/simplicity in works, 157; compositional process of, 21, 140–41, 146, 176–77; condensation of form, 153; critical reception of works, 107–11, 172–73, 177; death in works, 21, 119–22, 133–35, 147–48, 168–69; decentering and, 112, 135–37; emotional revelation in works, 153; ethical problems in works, 135–39; expansion of forms, 176; the “fault of the world” and, 174...

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9781587298509
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9781587297816
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OCLC
646846759
Pages
251
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
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