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Author Jancsó, Daniella, author.

Title Twentieth-century metapoetry and the lyric tradition / Daniella Jancsó.

Publication Info. Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2019]

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Description 1 online resource (257 pages .)
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Series Buchreihe der Anglia/Anglia Book Series, 0340-5435 ; volume 64
Buchreihe der Anglia ; 64. Bd. 0340-5435
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-252) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Poesis -- 3. Poeta -- 4. Poema -- 5. Since at least Plato : the metapoetic flight -- 6. Modern metapoetry and the lyric tradition.
Summary Twentieth-Century Metapoetry and the Lyric Tradition reveals the unique value of metapoems for exploring twentieth-century poetry. By placing these texts into a hitherto barely investigated literary-historical perspective, it demonstrates that modern metapoetry is steeped in the lyric tradition to a much greater extent than previously acknowledged. Since these literary continuities that cut across epochal boundaries can be traced across all major poetic movements, they challenge established accounts of the history of twentieth-century poetry that postulate a radical break with the (immediate) past. Moreover, the finding that metapoems perpetuate traditional forms and topoi distinguishes metapoetry historically and systematically from metafiction and metadrama. After highlighting the most important differences as regards to the function of metareference in poetry on the one side, and in fiction and drama on the other, the book concludes with a discussion of how to account for these generic differences theoretically. With its "extraordinarily subtle and perceptive" (Ronald Bush, St. John's College, Oxford) interpretive readings of over one hundred metapoems by canonical anglophone authors, it offers the first representative selection of twentieth-century poems about poetry in English.
Language In English.
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Subject Poetry, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Lyric poetry -- History and criticism.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: 9783110629422 3110629429 (OCoLC)1055264425
ISBN 9783110629859 (electronic bk.)
3110629852 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1515/9783110631722