The Resource Infidel poetics : riddles, nightlife, substance, Daniel Tiffany

Infidel poetics : riddles, nightlife, substance, Daniel Tiffany

Label
Infidel poetics : riddles, nightlife, substance
Title
Infidel poetics
Title remainder
riddles, nightlife, substance
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Tiffany
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Poetry has long been regarded as the least accessible of literary genres. But how much does the obscurity that confounds readers of a poem differ from, say, the slang that seduces listeners of hip-hop? Infidel Poetics examines not only the shared incomprensibilities of poetry and slang, but poetry's genetic relation to the spectacle of underground culture. Charting connections between vernacular poetry, lyric obscurity, and types of social relations --networks of darkened streets in preindustrial cities, the historical underworld of taverns and clubs, the subcultures of the avant-garde--Daniel Tiffany shows that obscurity in poetry has functioned for hundreds of years as a medium of alternative societies. For example, he discovers in the submerged tradition of canting poetry and its eccentric genres--thieves' carols, drinking songs, beggars' chants--a genealogy of modern nightlife, but also a visible underworld of social and verbal substance, a demimonde for sale. Ranging from Anglo-Saxon riddles to Emily Dickinson, from the icy logos of Parmenides to the monadology of Leibniz, from Mother Goose to Mallarmé, Infidel Poetics offers an exhilarating account of the subversive power of obscurity in word, substance, and deed"--Provided by publisher
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
809/.93355
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1126
LC item number
.T54 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Infidel poetics : riddles, nightlife, substance, Daniel Tiffany
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Lyric substance and social being -- The spectacle of obscurity -- Riddlecraft -- Lost laboratories of the sphinx -- Lyric monadologies -- Infidel lyric : the rhymes of the canting crew -- Flash crib : a genealogy of modern nightlife -- Mother Goose and Mallarmé -- Social inversion, kitsch, and the art of disappearing
Control code
ocn489206432
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226803111
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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242693
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36358101
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)489206432
  • ebsco0226803112
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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