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Can poetry matter?, essays on poetry and American culture by Dana Gioia

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Can poetry matter?
Title
Can poetry matter?
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essays on poetry and American culture by Dana Gioia
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eng
Summary
When Dana Gioia's essay "Can Poetry Matter?" appeared in the Atlantic in 1991, it sparked a firestorm of debate and discussion over the role of the poet in today's world - a dialogue in which Gioia participated on radio, television, and in print. One of the more stimulating and provocative figures on our literary horizon, and the author of two widely praised books of poems, Gioia is also an essayist of wide renown. This collection of essays demonstrates that Gioia's talents do not lie in the area of controversy alone. Can Poetry Matter? is an old-fashioned sort of literary book, part literary criticism, part social commentary, and part plain good reading. Addressing such subjects as the poet as businessman and New Formalism as the real avant-garde, it also includes pieces on the life and work of such diverse figures as Robinson Jeffers, Weldon Kees, Robert Bly, and Wallace Stevens. In an age when literary discourse often seems either bleached of any real content or academic to the point of inaccessibility, the essays in Can Poetry Matter? are certain to educate, provoke, and, perhaps most of all, delight readers. They also establish Dana Gioia as one of the foremost cultural observers of his generation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gioia, Dana
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1031
LC item number
.G52 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poetry
  • Literature and society
  • Kultur
  • Lyrik
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Geschichte (1930-1990)
  • Literature and society
  • Poetry
  • USA
  • United States
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Can poetry matter?, essays on poetry and American culture by Dana Gioia
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"First printing, 1992"--Back of title page.
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Can poetry matter? -- The dilemma of the long poem -- Notes on the new formalism -- Strong counsel (Robinson Jeffers) -- The loneliness of Weldon Kees -- The anonymity of the regional poet (Ted Kooser) -- Business and poetry -- The sense of the sleight-of-hand man -- The Emperor of Hartford -- Bourgeois in Bohemia (T.S. Eliot) -- The successful career of Robert Bly -- John Ashbery -- Magaret Atwood -- Jared Carter -- James Dickey -- Tom Disch -- Maxine Kumin -- Radcliffe Squires -- Theodore Weiss -- The difficult case of Howard Moss -- Tradition and an indivicual talent (Donald Justice) -- The example of Elizabeth Bishop -- The poet in the age of prose
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781555971779
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
92010550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25676449
  • (OCoLC)ocm25676449
Label
Can poetry matter?, essays on poetry and American culture by Dana Gioia
Publication
Distribution
Note
"First printing, 1992"--Back of title page.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Can poetry matter? -- The dilemma of the long poem -- Notes on the new formalism -- Strong counsel (Robinson Jeffers) -- The loneliness of Weldon Kees -- The anonymity of the regional poet (Ted Kooser) -- Business and poetry -- The sense of the sleight-of-hand man -- The Emperor of Hartford -- Bourgeois in Bohemia (T.S. Eliot) -- The successful career of Robert Bly -- John Ashbery -- Magaret Atwood -- Jared Carter -- James Dickey -- Tom Disch -- Maxine Kumin -- Radcliffe Squires -- Theodore Weiss -- The difficult case of Howard Moss -- Tradition and an indivicual talent (Donald Justice) -- The example of Elizabeth Bishop -- The poet in the age of prose
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781555971779
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
92010550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25676449
  • (OCoLC)ocm25676449

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