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The Resource Black riders : the visible language of modernism, Jerome McGann

Black riders : the visible language of modernism, Jerome McGann

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Black riders : the visible language of modernism
Title
Black riders
Title remainder
the visible language of modernism
Statement of responsibility
Jerome McGann
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Language
eng
Summary
"English literature," Yeats once noted, "has all but completely shaped itself in the printing press." Finding this true particularly of modernist writing, Jerome McGann demonstrates the extraordinary degree to which modernist styles are related to graphic and typographic design, to printed letters--"black riders" on a blank page--that create language for the eye. He sketches the relation of modernist writing to key developments in book design, beginning with the nineteenth-century renaissance of printing, and demonstrates the continued interest of postmodern writers in the "visible language" of modernism. McGann then offers a philosophical investigation into the relation of knowledge and truth to this kind of imaginative writing. Exploring the work of writers like William Morris, Emily Dickinson, W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, and Gertrude Stein, as well as Laura Riding and Bob Brown, he shows how each exploits the visibilities of language, often by aligning their work with older traditions of so-called Adamic language. McGann argues that in modernist writing, philosophical nominalism emerges as a key aesthetic point of departure. Such writing thus develops a pragmatic and performative "answer to Plato" in the matter of poetry's relation to truth and philosophy. -- Book cover
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McGann, Jerome J
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Modernism (Literature)
  • American poetry
  • Visual poetry
  • Book design
  • Art and literature
  • Printing
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • English poetry
  • Book design
  • Art and literature
  • Printing
  • Morris, William
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Black riders : the visible language of modernism, Jerome McGann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-190) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Modernism and the Renaissance of Printing, with Particular Reference to the Writing of Yeats, Stein, and Dickinson -- pt. 1. A Revolution of the Word. 1. "Thing to Mind": The Materialist Aesthetic of William Morris. 2. Composition as Explanation (of Modern and Postmodern Poetries) -- pt. 2. Dichtung und Wahrheit. 3. The Truth of Poetry. An Argument. 4. The Poetry of Truth. A Dialogue (on Dialogue)
Control code
26504515
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 196 pages
Isbn
9780691069852
Isbn Type
(CL : acid-free paper)
Lccn
92029109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)272030
Label
Black riders : the visible language of modernism, Jerome McGann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Modernism and the Renaissance of Printing, with Particular Reference to the Writing of Yeats, Stein, and Dickinson -- pt. 1. A Revolution of the Word. 1. "Thing to Mind": The Materialist Aesthetic of William Morris. 2. Composition as Explanation (of Modern and Postmodern Poetries) -- pt. 2. Dichtung und Wahrheit. 3. The Truth of Poetry. An Argument. 4. The Poetry of Truth. A Dialogue (on Dialogue)
Control code
26504515
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 196 pages
Isbn
9780691069852
Isbn Type
(CL : acid-free paper)
Lccn
92029109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)272030

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