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Author MacKay, John (John Kenneth)

Title Inscription and modernity : from Wordsworth to Mandelstam / John MacKay
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2006]
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Contents Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Inscription and Modernity -- 1. Lifeless Things: Being and Structure in Romantic Inscription -- 2. Empty and Full: Poetry, Self, and Society in Lamartine, Baudelaire, and Poncy -- 3. Kernels of the Acropolis: Poetry and Modernization in Blok, Kliuev, and Khlebnikov -- 4. Unkind Weight: Mandelstam, History, and Catastrophe -- Conclusion -- Coda: In Descending Sizes -- Notes -- Works Cited and Consulted -- Index
Summary This volume carries out a speculative investigation into how, in some corners of a few of the national traditions of European lyric (namely, the English, Russian, German, and French) from roughly 1730 to 1945, a specific if highly flexible lyric form both shapes and enables responses to and reflection upon the changing historical horizon--conventionally termed ''modernity''--in which the poets lived and worked
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-295) and index
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Subject European poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
European poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Lyric poetry -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006005253
ISBN 0253112036 (electronic bk.)
0253347491 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253112033 (electronic bk.)
9780253347497 (cloth ; alk. paper)