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Differentials: Poetry, Poetics, Pedagogy

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A new collection of essays from a distinguished critic of contemporary poetry.

Marjorie Perloff is one of the foremost critics of contemporary American poetry writing today. Her works are credited by many with creating and sustaining new critical interest not only in the work of major modernist poets such as Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and Williams but also in the postwar traditio
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 26th 2004 by University Alabama Press
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Justin Cabrillos
Sep 24, 2007 rated it really liked it
Perloff, here, does a great job of demonstrating modes of close reading that promote the importance of culture, history, and so on, in the practice of close reading. One of her important points: even if one privileges the poetic function, the text, that does not exclude the relevance of cultural and historical context in understanding a poem. Select chapters are a must read for anyone interested in teaching innovative poetry.
Rebecca Helm-Ropelato
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommend if you are want to learn about contemporary literary movements.
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