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The Resource Poets thinking : Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats, Helen Vendler

Poets thinking : Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats, Helen Vendler

Label
Poets thinking : Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats
Title
Poets thinking
Title remainder
Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats
Statement of responsibility
Helen Vendler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Poetry has often been considered an irrational genre, more expressive than logical, more meditative than given to coherent argument. And yet, in each of the four different poets she considers here, Helen Vendler reveals a style of thinking in operation; although they may prefer different means, she argues, all poets of any value are thinkers." "The four poets taken up in this volume - Alexander Pope, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and William Butler Yeats - come from three centuries and three nations, and their styles of thinking are characteristically idiosyncratic. Vendler shows us Pope performing as a satiric miniaturizer, remaking in verse the form of the essay, Whitman writing as a poet of repetitive insistence for whom thinking must be followed by rethinking, Dickinson experimenting with plot to characterize life's unfolding, and Yeats thinking in images, using montage in lieu of argument." "Vendler traces through these poets' lines to find evidence of thought in lyric, the silent stylistic measures representing changes of mind, the condensed power of poetic thinking. Her work argues against the reduction of poetry to its (frequently well-worn) themes and demonstrates, instead, that there is always in admirable poetry a strenuous process of thinking, evident in an evolving style - however ancient the theme - that is powerful and original."--Jacket
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vendler, Helen
Index
index present
LC call number
PR502
LC item number
.V465 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Pope, Alexander
  • Whitman, Walt
  • American poetry
  • English-speaking countries
  • Thought and thinking
Label
Poets thinking : Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats, Helen Vendler
Link
http://digitool.hbz-nrw.de:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=1657937&custom%5Fatt%5F2=simple%5Fviewer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Alexander Pope thinking : miniaturizing, modeling, and mocking ideas
  • Walt Whitman thinking : transcription, reprise, and temptations resisted
  • Emily Dickinson thinking : rearranging seriality
  • W.B. Yeats thinking : thinking in images, thinking in assertions
Control code
ocm55109115
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 142 pages
Isbn
9780674015678
Lccn
2004047338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780674015678
System control number
(OCoLC)55109115
Label
Poets thinking : Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats, Helen Vendler
Link
http://digitool.hbz-nrw.de:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=1657937&custom%5Fatt%5F2=simple%5Fviewer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Alexander Pope thinking : miniaturizing, modeling, and mocking ideas
  • Walt Whitman thinking : transcription, reprise, and temptations resisted
  • Emily Dickinson thinking : rearranging seriality
  • W.B. Yeats thinking : thinking in images, thinking in assertions
Control code
ocm55109115
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 142 pages
Isbn
9780674015678
Lccn
2004047338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780674015678
System control number
(OCoLC)55109115

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