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Seeking Promethean Woman in the New Poetry

Stein, Vallejo, Artaud, Rimbaud, Eliot, Jacob


Doris T. Wight

Examining images of woman hidden in «hermetic» modern poetry, this work surmounts subterfuges of style to find problematic female archetypes that illumine today's sex-role problems. Wight's analysis of difficult material offers stimulation to literary critics and theorists, to poets, to teachers, to feminists, and to everyone interested in the mysterious processes of human thought and art.
Contents: Insightful studies of six key modern poets through comparisons of their buried images of woman make this work valuable to critics, feminists, and general readers.