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Tradition and the Individual Poem

  • Livre Relié
  • 304 Nombre de pages
"Anne Ferry. . . . won a prize for The Title to the Poem and deserves one for her new book, Tradition and the Individual Poem: An ... Lire la suite
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"Anne Ferry. . . . won a prize for The Title to the Poem and deserves one for her new book, Tradition and the Individual Poem: An Inquiry into Anthologies."

Auteur
Anne Ferry has taught at Hunter, Wellesley, and Boston colleges, Harvard University, and M.I.T. Her most recent book, The Title to the Poem (Stanford, 1996), received the Christian Gauss Award of the Phi Beta Kappa Association.

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A theoretical, historical, and critical inquiry, this book looks at the assumptions anthologies are predicated on, how they are put together, the treatment of the poems in them, and the effects their presentations have on their readers.



Résumé
Anthologies have been a powerful force in poetry and criticism in English ever since the earliest extant book of this kind was published in the sixteenth century. A theoretical, historical, and critical inquiry, Anne Ferry's book looks in detail at the assumptions anthologies are predicated on, how they are put together, the treatment of the poems in them, and the effects their presentations have on their readers' experiences of the poems. In an anthology the work of many poets is selected and arranged by someone whose aim is to make, out of the writings of others, a book of which the anthologist is the author. Part I explains the classifying terms and defining dimensionsconceptual, spatial, temporalthat make the anthology a unique kind of book. It also explores and illustrates the ways that the presence of the anthologistin arranging, annotating, titling, and revising the poemsdirects how they are read. As examples, Ferry focuses on the three most historically influential of anthologies: Richard Tottel's Songes and Sonettes, Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, and Francis Palgrave's The Golden Treasury. Part II asks how the poems most frequently included in anthologies get there: by what cultural situations, literary circumstances, and internal features. Examples include a group of Renaissance pastoral lyrics, three public poems of 1770, 1867, and 1955, and Elizabeth Bishop's narrative-descriptive poem "The Fish." Part III describes how poets themselves, as readers and compilers of anthologies, have used them, and how anthologies have contributed to the making of poems and the making of their reception. A Coda shows how T. S. Eliot wove certain of his writings into an imaginary anthology that figures his conception of tradition and the individual talent.

Contenu

Introduction: questions and premises; Part I. What Makes an Anthology: 1. Anthologies as a kind; 2. The disposition of the space; 3. The anthologist in the poem; Part II. What Makes an Anthology-Piece: 4. 'Echoing song': Elizabethan and seventeenth-century poems; 5. 'A darkling plain': public poems of 1770, 1867, 1955; 6. 'The poet of 'the fish'': the anthologizing of Elizabeth Bishop; Part III. What Poets Make of anthologies: 7. Poets as anthology readers; 8. Poets as anthology makers; Coda: T. S. Eliot's imaginary anthology; Notes; Indices.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Tradition and the Individual Poem
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Code EAN: 9780804742351
ISBN: 978-0-8047-4235-1
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Ingram Publishers Services
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 304
Poids: 522g
Taille: H236mm x B162mm x T22mm
Année: 2002
Auflage: First Trade Pap.

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