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The Embattled Lyric: Essays and Conversations in Poetics and Anthropology

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This book has two main subjects which are interwoven: the attitudes of selected poets (including Neruda, Rilke, Breton, Celan, and Artaud) to the "primitive" and the “archaic,” studied from an anthropologist's viewpoint; and a model of the processes whereby poetry is produced and received, built on the author’s successful careers as both poet and anthropologist. The book ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 4th 2007 by Stanford University Press
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A crucial book for intersections of all kinds of transcultural poetics: trans-Atlantic; Western & Eastern; North & South American; oral & written. The interview at the end is particularly useful.
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Nathaniel Tarn is an American poet, essayist, anthropologist, and translator.

Tarn was educated at Clifton College, UK and graduated in history and English from King's College, Cambridge. He returned to Paris and, after some journalism and radio work, discovered anthropology at the Musée de l’Homme, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes and the Collège de France. A Fulbright a grant took him to Yale and the
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