George Oppen’s Poetics of the Commonplace offers the first survey of the critical consensus which has now built up around the poetry of George Oppen, after over two decades of substantial interest in his work. It proposes a comprehensive perspective on Oppen and the criticism devoted to Oppen, from the Objectivist strain in American poetry to the thinkers, such as Heidegger, Levinas, Marx and Adorno, which critics have brought to bear on Oppen’s poetry, to pave the way for the consideration and exemplification of a new methodology which sheds a critical light on the ideas and practices in contemporary poetics, through well-researched close readings.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Kalck, Xavier, author. Title: George Oppen’s poetics of the commonplace / Xavier Kalck. Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2017. Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2017029268 | ISBN 978-1-4331-4305-2 (hardcover: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-4306-9 (ebook pdf) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4307-6 (epub) ISBN 978-1-4331-4308-3 (mobi) Subjects: LCSH: Oppen, George—Criticism and interpretation Classification: LCC PS3529.P54 Z74 2017 | DDC 811/.52—dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2017029268 DOI 10.3726/b11599
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Cover photo: Plaque in commemoration of the Paris Commune at Père-Lachaise Cemetery referenced in Oppen’s poem “Eros,” NCP 120. (Photo by Xavier Kalck)
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