Poetic License

ISBN 0-8101-0843-7 / 0-8101-0844-5


Perloff, Marjorie. Poetic License: Essays on Modernist and Postmodernist Lyric. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1990.


1. Can(n)on to the Right of Us, Can(n)on to the Left of Us: A Plea for Difference   7
2. Canon and the Loaded Gun: Feminist Poetics and the Avant-Garde   31
3. Traduit de l’américain: French Representations of the “New American Poetry”   53
4. The Pursuit of Number: Yeats, Khlebnikov, and the Mathematics of the Modern   71 [PDF]
5. Lawrence’s Lyric Theater: Birds, Beasts and Flowers   99
6. The Contemporary of Our Grandchildren: Ezra Pound and the Question of Influence   119
7. “A Fine New Kind of Realism”: Six Stein Styles in Search of a Reader   145
8. “Une Voix pas la mienne”: French/English Beckett and the French/English Reader   161
9. The Two Ariels: The (Re)Making of the Sylvia Plath Canon   175 [PDF]
10. A Lion in Our Living Room: Reading Allen Ginsberg in the Eighties   199 [PDF]
11. Apocalypse Then: W.S. Merwin and the Sorrow of Literary History   231
12. On the Other Side of the Field: The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn   251
13. Barthes, Ashbery, and the Zero Degree of Genre   267
14. “Voice Whisht through Thither Flood”: Steve McCaffery’s Panopticon and North of Intention   285
15. “Collision or Collusion with History”: Susan Howe’s Articulation of Sound Forms in Time   297


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