History Matters: Contemporary Poetry on the Margins of by Ira Sadoff PDF

By Ira Sadoff

ISBN-10: 1587297973

ISBN-13: 9781587297977

In this capacious and full of life quantity, Ira Sadoff argues that poets dwell and write inside historical past, our creative values consistently reflecting attitudes approximately either literary heritage and tradition at huge. History Matters doesn't go back to the tradition struggle that decreased complicated arguments approximately human nature, creativity, id, and interaction among person and collective identification to slogans. really, Sadoff peels again layers of muddle to bare the $64000 questions on the center of any complicated and fruitful dialogue concerning the connections among tradition and literature.

Much of our so much adventurous writing has happened at history’s margins, concurrently utilizing and resisting culture. by way of monitoring key modern poets—including John Ashbery, Olena Kaltyiak Davis, Louise Glück, Czeslaw Milosz, Frank O’Hara, and C. okay. Williams—as good as musing on jazz and different artistic firms, Sadoff investigates the vigorous poetic paintings of these who've grappled with past due twentieth-century attitudes approximately heritage, subjectivity, contingency, flux, and modernity. In plainspoken writing, he probes the query of the poet’s means to light up and universalize fact. alongside the way in which, we're referred to as to think about how and why paintings strikes and transforms human beings.

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