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Poetry and Repetition : Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery - Krystyna Mazur

Poetry and Repetition

Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery

Hardcover Published: 24th June 2005
ISBN: 9780415970570
Number Of Pages: 160

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This book examines the function of repetition in the work of Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery. All three poets extensively employ and comment upon the effects of repetition, yet represent three distinct poetics, considerably removed from one another in stylistic and historical terms. At the same time, the three are engaged in a highly interesting relation to each other - a relation readers tend to explain in terms of repetition, by positing Whitman and Stevens as the two alternative 'beginnings' out of which Ashbery emerges. Krystyna Mazur analyses the work of the three poets to discern patterns that may operate across a relatively broad spectrum of examples, as well as to consider the variety of ways in which repetition can structure a poetic text.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Forms of Repetitionp. 1
"Thinking with AND": Whitman's Repetitions and the Thought of the Multiplep. 37
"The Motion of Thought and its Restless Iteration": Wallace Stevens and the Turns of Repetitionp. 73
"The Unfamiliar Stereotype": Repetition in the Poetry of John Ashberyp. 105
Notesp. 149
Works Citedp. 171
Indexp. 177
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ISBN: 9780415970570
ISBN-10: 0415970571
Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 24th June 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 16.0  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1