Stock Image

Modernism and Poetic Inspiration: The Shadow Mouth

Jed Rasula

Published by Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN 10: 0230610943 / ISBN 13: 9780230610941
/ New / Condition: New / Hardcover
Quantity Available: 20
From BuySomeBooks (Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
List Price: US$ 120.00
Price: US$ 156.94
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Return Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details


Title: Modernism and Poetic Inspiration: The Shadow...

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Hardcover

Description:

Hardcover. 268 pages. Dimensions: 8.6in. x 5.7in. x 0.8in.A major provocation to modern poetics is the inspirational bounty of destruction (effacement, negation, undoing) bequeathed by Mallarm. Modernist poets and artists explored this initiative through strategic explorations in the materiality of the medium, as well as dislocations of sensibility. Informing these maneuvers is the most ancient legacy of the muses, the supposition of a guiding voice, a shadow mouth. This legacy nourishes a fantasy of inspiration as privileged access to the murmur of pre-signifying meaning, a speech without words, a picture without images, or images that are so deep as to defy scrutiny. The sites of inspiration documented in Modernism and Poetic Inspiration range from nineteenth century linguistic theory to postmodern strategies of conceptual writing, encompassing well known instances of modernist poetics (Mallarm, Pound, Olson) alongside obscure but revealing figures like Otto Nebel and Henri-Martin Barzun. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780230610941

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
5 avg rating
(1 ratings)

Synopsis: The sites of inspiration documented in this book range from nineteenth century linguistic theory to postmodern strategies of conceptual writing, encompassing well known instances of modernist poetics (Mallarme, Pound, Olson) alongside obscure but revealing figures like Otto Nebel and Henri-Martin Barzun.

Book Description:

"[F]or those who understand a poem as an epistemological form of knowing, this study will be a pleasure. Highly Recommended." - CHOICE

"Poetry, which once seemed obsolete, lives on because the moment to realize it was missed. As Jed Rasula in Modernism and Poetic Inspiration: The Shadow Mouth makes clear, poetry is an archaic technology that emerges the moment the Muses "dictate directly into the inner ear or mind" (98). Rasula presents this primal "voice-over" as not "a beginning of" but "a split from," where all subsequent "episodes retain a sense of incommensurability between voice and voice-over" (100). Such rifts are as unsettling as they are rich. Aesthetic myths underwrite modernist aesthetics to the exact extent modernism obscures this. Rasula does not mean to change this, but, like one acquainted with the facilities, to give us the password for wifi. This then is a welcome addition to Rachel Blau DuPlessis excellent Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics series." - Jacket2

"Facing the dark mouth of poetic inspiration, Hugo s prophetic bouche d ombre, Rasula does not stand in awe; instead, he decides to organize tours of the cave. Acting as a spirited and indefatigable guide, armed with an inexhaustible fund of anecdotes, great quotes and illuminating readings, he invites us to overhear an infinite conversation linking poets, poems and poetics of an ageless modernity. Hence the mouth will not only speak to you but sing and murmur, echoing with the rich polyphony of thought." - Jean-Michel Rabaté, Vartan Gregorian Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania

"From Orpheus to Echo, sphinxes to medusae, Rasula unveils the varied guises of the Muse, and in the process - precise and anarchic - he finally accounts for how the avant-garde leapt so nimbly from the mythopoetic to the postmodern. With his signature stylistic flair and incendiary flares, poetry's fiercest champion of intelligence has produced another work of - dare one say it? - inspiration." - Craig Dworkin, University of Utah

"In this intense and wide-ranging set of ruminations about the sources and resources of poetic inspiration, Rasula takes into account such mechanisms of the muse as the murmur, the voice-over, the lucky break, and the erasure. His compelling subject is the protocols, echoes, and legacies of mythopoesis from Hesiod to modern mass media, from Orpheus to the Internet." - Adalaide Morris,John C. Gerber Professor of English, University of Iowa

"Everything Rasula writes is endlessly fascinating and marvelously illuminating. The proof of his work is in its extraordinary details, but the significance is in the stunning constellation he creates with these details. Modernism & Poetic Inspiration is an immensely original, playfully digressive, and sumptuously engaging work." - Charles Bernstein, Regan Professor of English andComparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Seller a Question]

Bookseller: BuySomeBooks
Address: Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: May 21, 2012
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

BuySomeBooks is operated by Drive-On-In, Inc., a Nevada co...

[More Information]

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. Books are shipped from multiple locations so your order may arrive from Las Vegas,NV, Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, or Commerce,GA.


Store Description: BuySomeBooks is great place to get your books online. With over eight million titles available we're sure to have what you're looking for. Despite having a large selection of new books available for immediate shipment and excellent customer service, people still tell us they prefer us because of our prices.