By (author) Robert Von Hallberg
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Lyric Powers by Robert Von Hallberg
Book DescriptionThe authority of poetry varies from one period to another, from one culture to another. For Robert von Hallberg, the authority of lyric poetry has three sources: religious affirmation, the social institutions of those who speak the idioms from which particular poems are made, and the extraordinary cognition generated by the formal and musical resources of poems. "Lyric Powers" helps students, poets, and general readers to recognize the pleasures and understand the ambitions of lyric poetry.To explain why a reader might prefer one kind of poem to another, von Hallberg analyzes - beyond the political and intellectual significance of poems - the musicality of both lyric poetry and popular song, including that of Tin Pan Alley and doo-wop. He shows that poets have distinctive intellectual resources - not just rhetorical resources - for examining their subjects, and that the power of poetic language to generalize, not particularize, is what justly deserves a critic's attention.The first book in more than a decade from this respected critic, "Lyric Powers" will be celebrated as a genuine event by readers of poetry and literary criticism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226865003
(230mm x 174mm x 26mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Von Hallberg
Literary Intellectuals and the Dissolution of the State, Paperback (March 1996)
This collection of interviews with more than two dozen writers and literary scholars, including several Stasi informants, provides a survey of the motivations, compromises and illusions of East German intellectual life.
American Poetry and Culture, 1945-80, Paperback (July 1988)View all books by Robert Von Hallberg
Challenging the common perception of poets as standing apart from the mainstream of American culture, Robert von Hallberg gives us a fresh and unpredictable assessment of the poetry that has come directly out of the American experience since 1945.
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Author Biography - Robert Von Hallberg
Robert von Hallberg is the Helen A. Regenstein Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago.
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