Close Listening

Close Listening : Poetry and the Performed Word

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Close Listening brings together 17 strikingly original essays, commissioned especially for this volume, on the reading of poetry, the sound of poetry, and the visual performance of poetry. While the performance of poetry is as old as poetry itself, critical attention to modern and postmodern poetry performance has been negligible. This collection opens new avenues for the critical discussion of the sound and performance of poetry, and offers an indispensable critical base for understanding language in and as performance.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 159.5 x 240.8 x 29.7mm | 771.12g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 22 line figures
  • 0195109910
  • 9780195109917

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break new ground in complex and highly useful ways. * Sarah Parry, New Formations, 41 (Autumn 00). * Ilose Listenings ... charts new ground in the domains of formal literary acoustics and performance studies alike. * Sarah Parry, New Formations, 41 (Autumn 00). * an area that is rapidly consolidating as a new field of study. * Sarah Parry, New Formations, 41 (Autumn 00). *show more

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