The Poetry of Disturbance

The Poetry of Disturbance

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In The Poetry of Disturbance, David Bergman argues that post-war poetry underwent a significant if subtle shift in emphasis, moving from the modernist concern with the poem as a visual text to one that was chiefly oral in nature. The resulting change was disturbing, especially for those brought up on the principles of high modernism. This new stress on orality implied a shift in the economy of the poem, away from the austerity of language advocated by Pound and Eliot to a style that conveyed freedom, expansiveness, and an innovative directness.Poetry that disturbs is almost always sneaky, its powers to disturb well hidden. The disturbing ... By stealing his wifea#39;s plums (a reward that she can give to herself), he is removing any sign of recognition of her superior work. The person whoanbsp;...

Title:The Poetry of Disturbance
Author:David Bergman
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2015-07-31


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