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Lucifer in harness; American meter, metaphor, and diction [by] Edwin Fussell.


[Princeton, N.J.] Princeton University Press [1973] .
ISBN 0691062382, 9780691062389

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Subjects American poetry -- History and criticism.
American poetry.
Lyrik.
Metapher.
Metrik.
Poésie américaine.
USA.
Description xv, 182 pages 25 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Ch. 1. The meter-making argument -- Dissonance and dialectic -- The radical tradition in American poetry -- The age of growing discomfort and inadequate remedy -- Emerson and the meter-making argument -- Radical explosions and conservative reassertions -- The United States as a poem -- Ch. 2. The constituting metaphor -- Whitman and metaphorical form -- Poe and the analogue of the short story -- In which power transacts itself -- The four years' war as pivot -- The waste land and The cantos -- The genesis of Hart Crane's The bridge -- William Carlos Williams and open-ended metaphor -- Ch. 3 What the thunder said -- Voices and the primitive terror -- The early American poets and poetic diction -- The birth and death in Whitman -- From imagism to The waste land -- Linguistics lapses in Crane and Stevens -- William Carolos Williams, M.D. -- Poe against the thin edge.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)802718
(OCoLC)ocm00802718
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Fussell, Edwin S.
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