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The Defective Art of Poetry free pdf Treating the work of Sappho, Goethe, Blake, Holderlin, Verlaine, George, Morike, and Yeats in detail, Benjamin Bennett makes the provocative argument that the nature of lyric poetry in the West has an element of defectiveness. The book sets out to prove that using the idea of perfection, which is applied routinely as a criterion of excellence in lyric poems, is fundamentally misguided. Once poetry in the Western tradition is established as fundamentally imperfect, Bennett reveals it to be as deeply exposed to problems in the social and political environment as any other form of literature.

About Benjamin Bennett

Benjamin Bennett is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Virginia, USA. His recent books include All Theater Is Revolutionary Theater (2005), The Dark Side of Literacy: Literature and Learning Not to Read (2008), and Aesthetics as Secular Millennialism: Its Trail from Baumgarten and Kant to Walt Disney and Hitler (2013). He has been the recipient of the MLA's James Russell Lowell prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an ACLS Fellowship.

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Author : Benjamin Bennett
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 20 March 2014
ISBN : 1137381876
EAN : 9781137381873
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 212 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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