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Dickinson UnboundPaper, Process, Poetics

Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics

Alexandra Socarides

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858088
eISBN:
9780199950300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Poetry

Through close attention to Dickinson’s literal process of making—to both the material objects and compositional practices she employed in this process—this book takes up the project of analyzing how ... More

Whitman, Melville, Crane, and the Labors of American PoetryAgainst Vocation

Whitman, Melville, Crane, and the Labors of American Poetry: Against Vocation

Peter Riley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198836254
eISBN:
9780191878237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836254.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Poetry

This book confronts an enduring investment in the poetic vocation. It seeks to challenge a dominant cultural logic that frames contingent labor as a sacrifice that frustrates the righteous progress ... More

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