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Author Longenbach, James.
Title The resistance to poetry / James Longenbach.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Author Longenbach, James.
Subject American poetry -- 21st century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Poetry -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 123 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-118) and index.
Contents The Resistance to Poetry -- The End of the Line -- Forms of Disjunction -- Song and Story -- Untidy Activity -- The Spokenness of Poetry -- The Other Hand -- Leaving Things Out -- Composed Wonder.
Summary Poems convey knowledge, argues Longenbach, but do so in forms that work against their being facile vehicles for the efficient transmission of knowledge. This self-resistance is the source of the reader's pleasure: we read poetry not to escape difficulty but to embrace it.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780226492513 (electronic bk.)
0226492516 (electronic bk.)
0226492494 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 642206234
Additional Format Print version: Longenbach, James. Resistance to poetry. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004 9780226492490 (DLC) 2003019689 (OCoLC)53013037

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