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Author Fulton, Alice, 1952-

Title Feeling as a foreign language : the good strangeness of poetry / Alice Fulton
Published St. Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 1999


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  809.19353 F9741/F  AVAILABLE
Description 309 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Process. Head notes, heart notes, base notes -- Screens : an alchemical scrapbook -- Poetics. Subversive pleasures -- Of formal, free, and fractal verse : singing the body electric -- Fractal amplifications : writing in three dimensions -- Powers. The only kangaroo among the beauty -- Unordinary passions : Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle -- Her moment of brocade : the reconstruction of Emily Dickinson -- Praxis. Seed ink -- To organize a waterfall -- Penchants. A canon for infidels -- Three poets in pursuit of America -- The state of art -- Main things -- Premises. The tongue as a muscle -- A poetry of inconvenient knowledge
Summary "In Feeling as a Foreign Language, Alice Fulton considers poetry's uncanny ability to access and recreate emotions so wayward they go unnamed. Fulton contemplates topics ranging from the intricacies of a rare genetic syndrome to fractals from the aesthetics of complexity theory to the need for "cultural incorrectness." Along the way, she falls in love with an outrageous 17th century poet, argues for a Dickinsonian tradition in American letters, and calls for a courageous poetics of inconvenient knowledge."--Jacket
Subject Fulton, Alice, 1952- -- Aesthetics
Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of, 1624?-1674 -- Criticism and interpretation
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation
Emotions in literature
Women and literature
Genre/Form Poetry.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
LC no. 98088484
ISBN 1555972861