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Toward the Open Field free pdf Toward the Open Field brings together many of the great prose pieces - essays, letters, declarations, defenses, manifestoes, and apologia - by the most influential European and American poets from the Romantics to the Symbolists, Surrealists, and Moderns. Hitherto uncollected and all in English, the work in this anthology follows the changing notions of what a poem is, what a poet is, and why we read a poem, tracing the development of stylistic and ideological strategies that have spawned our current, conflicting understandings of verse. The book begins with Wordsworth's 1802 "Preface" to the Lyrical Ballads and proceeds through 150 years of English language tradition, including the European poetries which greatly influenced it. These prose works allow the reader to share one of the great extended conversations by poets about poetry during a dynamic period of literary experimentation.

About Melissa Kwasny

Melissa Kwasny is a poet and novelist whose most recent books are The Archival Birds (2000) and Trees Call for What They Need (1994). She teaches writing at Carroll College in Montana.

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Author : Melissa Kwasny
Publisher : University Press of New England
Data Published : 30 June 2004
ISBN : 0819566071
EAN : 9780819566072
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 357 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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