Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture

Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture

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This collection of essays is the first to address this often obscured dimension of modern and contemporary poetry: the secular Jewish dimension. Editors Daniel Morris and Stephen Paul Miller asked their contributors to address what constitutes radical poetry written by Jews defined as qsecular, q and whether or not there is a Jewish component or dimension to radical and modernist poetic practice in general. These poets and critics address these questions by exploring the legacy of those poets who preceded and influenced them--Stein, Zukofsky, Reznikoff, Oppen, and Ginsberg, among others.Zukofsky aims at the labor and life of words, enjoying a mixture of sincerity and playfulness. Language does not pivot around ... But ultimately, the pragmatist Peirce resists both affective and poetic potentialities of language: a€œMy pragmatism, ... Alain Badiou, Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil, trans . Peter Hall- ward ... 2002), 83. a€œCan a jew be wilda€ The Radical Jewish Grammar of 150 Schuster.

Title:Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture
Author:Stephen Paul Miller, Daniel Morris
Publisher:University of Alabama Press - 2010


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