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American Pragmatism and Poetic Practice: Crosscurrents from Emerson to Susan Howe - Kristen Case
American Pragmatism and Poetic Practice: Crosscurrents from Emerson to Susan Howe - Kristen Case
 
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Argues that American poets from Emerson to Susan Howe have responded to the central problems of Western philosophy by performing, in language, the continually shifting relation between mind and world. Pragmatism, recognizing the futility of philosophy's attempt to fix the mind/world relation, announces the insights that these poets enact. Case traces an epistemology that emerges from American writing, including that of Emerson, Marianne Moore, William James, and Charles Olson. Here mind and world are understood as inseparable, and the human being is regarded as, in Thoreau's terms, "part and parcel of Nature." Case presents a new picture of twentieth-century American poetry that disrupts out sense of the schools and lineages of modern and postmodern poetics, arguing that literary history is most accurately figured as a living field rather than a line.
Camden House, 2011. Hardcover, 160 pp.

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