The Resource A tradition of subversion : the prose poem in English from Wilde to Ashbery, Margueritte S. Murphy

A tradition of subversion : the prose poem in English from Wilde to Ashbery, Margueritte S. Murphy

Label
A tradition of subversion : the prose poem in English from Wilde to Ashbery
Title
A tradition of subversion
Title remainder
the prose poem in English from Wilde to Ashbery
Statement of responsibility
Margueritte S. Murphy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From its inception in nineteenth-century France, the prose poem has embraced an aesthetic of shock and innovation rather than tradition and convention. In this suggestive study, Margueritte S. Murphy both explores the history of this genre in Anglo-American literature and provides a model for reading the prose poem, irrespective of language or national literature. Murphy argues that the prose poem is an inherently subversive genre, one that must perpetually undermine prosaic conventions in order to validate itself as authentically "other." At the same time, each prose poem must to some degree suggest a traditional prose genre in order to subvert it successfully. The prose poem is thus of special interest as a genre in which the traditional and the new are brought inevitably and continually into conflict. Beginning with a discussion of the French prose poem and its adoption in England by the Decadents, Murphy examines the effects of this association on later poets such as T.S. Eliot. She also explores the perception of the prose poem as an androgynous genre. Then, with a sensitivity to the sociopolitical nature of language, she draws on the work of Mikhail Bakhtin to illuminate the ideology of the genre and explore its subversive nature. The bulk of the book is devoted to insightful readings of William Carlos Williams's Kora in Hell, Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons, and John Ashbery's Three Poems. As notable examples of the American prose poem, these works demonstrate the range of this genre's radical and experimental possibilities
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
811/.509
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS369
LC item number
.M87 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A tradition of subversion : the prose poem in English from Wilde to Ashbery, Margueritte S. Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-240) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm44959360
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585186740
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b36702717
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44959360
  • ebscoaca058518674X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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