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Poetics in the Poem

Baker, Dorothy Z. (ed.)

Poetics in the Poem

Critical Essays on American Self-Reflexive Poetry

Series: American University Studies - Volume 184

Year of Publication: 1997

New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1997. X, 322 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-3329-5 hardback  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.620 kg, 1.367 lbs

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Book synopsis

Readers have long been interested in the appearance of the artist within the art and statements of literary theory and technique disclosed within a fictional narrative. Poetics in the Poem is the first study to define the self-reflexive poem, and to examine this phenomenon within the tradition of American poetry. The essays collectively examine the full historical range of American poetry, from Puritan poetry in the seventeenth century to the contemporary lyric, and express a wide range of critical approaches to this lyric mode.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Editor: Dorothy Z. Baker is the author of Mythic Masks in Self-Reflexive Poetry and many essays on nineteenth-century American literature. She teaches American literature at the University of Houston.


American University Studies: Series 4, English Language and Literature. Vol. 184