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Bodies of Poems: Graphic Poetics in a Historical Perspective

Nyberg, Lennart LU (2009) In Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship between the Arts
Abstract
How is meaning created by a poem? Through the invisible ideas and thoughts conveyed by the text or through the physical presence of book, paper and print? In Bodies of Poems the author argues that the material properties of poetic texts are meaningful in their own right but often ignored and made invisible in poetry criticism. Through a number of examples ranging from the introduction of print technology in the fifteenth century to late twentieth-century poets such as Adrienne Rich and Seamus Heaney, this study examines the ways in which poems are products of the contemporary state of print technology, legal and social definitions of authors and texts, and culturally and historically determined assumptions about the self and the body.... (More)
How is meaning created by a poem? Through the invisible ideas and thoughts conveyed by the text or through the physical presence of book, paper and print? In Bodies of Poems the author argues that the material properties of poetic texts are meaningful in their own right but often ignored and made invisible in poetry criticism. Through a number of examples ranging from the introduction of print technology in the fifteenth century to late twentieth-century poets such as Adrienne Rich and Seamus Heaney, this study examines the ways in which poems are products of the contemporary state of print technology, legal and social definitions of authors and texts, and culturally and historically determined assumptions about the self and the body. Although indebted to recent innovative work in textual criticism, this book is a pioneering attempt to place the study of poetic texts as material artefacts in a sustained historical narrative. (Less)
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English poetry, American poetry, Transmission of texts, Literature and Technology, Literature and Society, Poetics
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Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship between the Arts
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187 pages
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Peter Lang Publishing Group
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1662-0364
ISBN
978-3-03911-343-9
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English
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  author       = {Nyberg, Lennart},
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  title        = {Bodies of Poems: Graphic Poetics in a Historical Perspective},
  year         = {2009},
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