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The Resource Epic negation : the dialectical poetics of late modernism, C.D. Blanton

Epic negation : the dialectical poetics of late modernism, C.D. Blanton

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Epic negation : the dialectical poetics of late modernism
Title
Epic negation
Title remainder
the dialectical poetics of late modernism
Statement of responsibility
C.D. Blanton
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Language
eng
Summary
"Epic Negation examines the dialectical turn of modernist poetry over the interwar period, arguing that late modernism inverts the method of Ezra Pound's "poem including history" to conceive a negated mode of epic, predicated on the encryption of disarticulated historical content. Compelled to register the force of a totality it cannot represent, this negated epic reorients the function of poetic language and reference, remaking the poem, and late modernism generally, as a critical instrument of dialectical reason. Part I reads The Waste Land alongside the review it prefaced, The Criterion, arguing that the poem establishes the editorial method with which T. S. Eliot constructs the review's totalizing account of culture. Dividing the epic's critical function from its style, Eliot not only includes history differently, but also formulates an intricately dialectical account of the interwar crisis of bourgeois culture, formed in the image of a Marxian critique it opposes. Part II turns to the second war's onset, tracing the dislocated formal effects of an epic gone underground. In the elegies and pastorals of W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice, lyric forms divulge the determining force of unmentionable but universal events, dividing experience against consciousness. With H.D.'s war trilogy, produced in a terse exchange with Freud's Moses, even the poetic image lapses, associating epic with the silent historical force of the unconscious as such"--
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1968-
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Blanton, C. D.
Dewey number
811/.509112
Index
index present
LC call number
PS310.M57
LC item number
B57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modernist literature & culture
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  • American poetry
  • English poetry
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Poetry
  • Epic poetry, American
  • Epic poetry, English
  • Poetry, Modern
  • Poetics
  • POETRY / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • POETRY / General
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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Epic negation : the dialectical poetics of late modernism, C.D. Blanton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
890792736
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 367 pages
Isbn
9780199844715
Lccn
2014028153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890792736
Label
Epic negation : the dialectical poetics of late modernism, C.D. Blanton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Control code
890792736
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 367 pages
Isbn
9780199844715
Lccn
2014028153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890792736

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