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Poetic Machinations

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An engaging and varied study of form in postmodern American poetry Golston worked hard to produce an inventive and intriguing analysis based in a series of close eadings of experimental poems from various periods of American poetic historyAt the heart his argument is that American poetic postmodernism is characterized by the employment of allegory at the formal level of poems For these purposes he uses a great deal of Roman Jakobson s idea of metaphoric and metonymic axes of language which were uses a great deal of Roman Jakobson s idea of metaphoric and metonymic axes of language which were important to many of the poets and their work as well as a definition of allegory as metaphor projected or extended into narrative or here into the formal ualities of the poems he s eading I wasn t sure I would like the book at first it was difficult and a bit circular and His Initial Definition Of What He Means initial definition of what he means something being allegorical at the level of form is not particularly clear until he gets to his examples like when he says that Peter Inman s nimr is based on a procedure that scrolls like a conveyor belt and that allows for the eading of that structure as elaborating the metaphor American history fordist assembly line but it is an exciting premise I think he did eventually or less win me over that many if not all of the pieces he chose did this and I might try me over that many if not all of the pieces he chose did this and I might try time I Nomadische Lebenswelten Und Zarische Politik: Der Aufstand In Zentralasien 1916 read experimental poems to see if I can find any of this material happening though I don t know that I will be able to since I am not sure I am convinced that these patterns are especially visible on the. The shape lineation and prosody of postmodern poems are extravagantly inventive imbuing both form and content with meaning Through a survey of American poetry and poetics from the end of World War II to the present Michael Golston traces the proliferation of these experiments to a growing fascination with allegory in philosophy linguistics critical theory and aesthetics introducing new strategies foreading American poetry while embedding its formal innovations within the history of intellectual th. ,
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