A Usable Past: Essays on Modern & Contemporary Poetry

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A Usable Past: Essays on Modern & Contemporary Poetry
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Contents vii
  • Introduction 1
  • William Carlos Williams 15
  • Reassembling the Dust: Notes on the Art of the Biographer 17
  • The Poem as Field of Action: Paterson 37
  • The Eighth Day of Creation: Rethinking Paterson 59
  • The Hard Core of Beauty 74
  • Williams and Stevens: Storming the Edifice 95
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins 105
  • The New Aestheticism: A Reading of "Andromeda" 107
  • The Cry at the Heart of "The Wreck" 123
  • A Poetics of Unselfconsciousness 133
  • The Sound of Oneself Breathing 142
  • Post-World War II Poets 151
  • Robert Penn Warren 153
  • Charles Tomlinson 171
  • Robert Creeley 184
  • John Montague 203
  • John Berryman 214
  • Robert Pack 226
  • Thomas Merton 245
  • Notes 253
  • Acknowledgments 267
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