The Music of Thought in the Poetry of George Oppen and William Bronk

The Music of Thought in the Poetry of George Oppen and William Bronk

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From his careful readings of George OppenOCOs and William BronkOCOs poetry to his fascinating examination of the letters they exchanged, Weinfield provides important aesthetic, epistemological, and historical insights into their poetry and poetic careers. In bringing together for the first time the work of two of the most important poets of the postwar generation, The Music of Thought not only illuminates their poetry but also raises important questions about American literary history and the categories in terms of which it has generally been interpreted."
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  • Electronic book text | 253 pages
  • Iowa City, United States
  • English
  • 1587298503
  • 9781587298509

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"Henry Weinfield's "The Music of Thought" is a penetrating study of two of the most significant American poets of the second half of the twentieth century. The author implicitly demonstrates that modern poetry, which for some has been overshadowed by other literary genres and recent developments in the media, still speaks to the central concerns of our society. After reading this book, one can see that poetry still counts. This is an essential book for the study of modern poetry."--Norman Finkelstein, author, "Lyrical Interference: Essays on Poetics"
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About Henry Weinfield

Henry Weinfield is a professor in the Program of Liberal Studies and the Department of English at Notre Dame. A poet, translator, and literary scholar, he is the author of several collections of poetry, including "Without Mythologies: New and Selected Poems and Translations." He has also published a translation of and commentary on the "Collected Poems of Stephane Mallarme "and, with Catherine Schlegel, a translation of Hesiod's "Theogony and Works and Day"s. In addition, he is the author of "The Poet without a Name: Gray's "Elegy" and the Problem of History" and numerous scholarly articles.
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