Late Modernist Poetics: From Pound to Prynne

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Manchester University Press, May 6, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 230 pages
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This book explores the uncanny afterlife of modernist ideals in the second half of the twentieth century. Rejecting the familiar notion that modernism dissolved during the 1930s, it argues that the fusion of rationalism and mysticism which characterizes modernist poetics was sustained long after its politics had been discredited by the events of World War Two. This wide-ranging contextual study focuses on the poetry of Ezra Pound, Charles Olson, Paul Celan, and J H Prynne.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements page ix
1
Hermetic poetry and late modernism
14
Ezra Pound and secret wisdom
52
Charles Olson and C G Jung
90
J H Prynne
117
Heidegger Iraki Derrida and Prynne
144
Obscurity fragmentation and the uncanny in Prynne and Celan
167
Bibliography
209
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Anthony Mellors is a Research Fellow in English at the University of Central England.

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