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Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Michael Golston

Abstract

Through a survey of American poetry and poetics from the end of World War II to the present, Michael Golston traces the proliferation of these experiments to a growing fascination with allegory in philosophy, linguistics, critical theory, and aesthetics, introducing new strategies for reading American poetry while embedding its formal innovations within the history of intellectual thought. Beginning with Walter Benjamin’s explicit understanding of Surrealism as an allegorical art, Golston defines a distinct engagement with allegory among philosophers, theorists, and critics from 1950 to today. ... More

Keywords: Allegory, Surrealism, Postmodernism, Poetics, Poetry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231164306
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.001.0001

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Michael Golston, author

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