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The hatred of poetry, Ben Lerner

Label
The hatred of poetry
Title
The hatred of poetry
Statement of responsibility
Ben Lerner
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "No art has been denounced as often as poetry. It's even bemoaned by poets: "I, too, dislike it," wrote Marianne Moore. "Many more people agree they hate poetry," Ben Lerner writes, "than can agree what poetry is. I, too, dislike it and have largely organized my life around it and do not experience that as a contradiction because poetry and the hatred of poetry are inextricable in ways it is my purpose to explore."In this inventive and lucid essay, Lerner takes the hatred of poetry as the starting point of his defense of the art. He examines poetry's greatest haters (beginning with Plato's famous claim that an ideal city had no place for poets, who would only corrupt and mislead the young) and both its greatest and worst practitioners, providing inspired close readings of Keats, Dickinson, McGonagall, Whitman, and others. Throughout, he attempts to explain the noble failure at the heart of every truly great and truly horrible poem: the impulse to launch the experience of an individual into a timeless communal existence. In The Hatred of Poetry, Lerner has crafted an entertaining, personal, and entirely original examination of a vocation no less essential for being impossible"--
  • "The novelist and poet Ben Lerner argues that our hatred of poetry is ultimately a sign of its nagging relevance"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerner, Ben
Dewey number
808.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1031
LC item number
.L47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
FSG Originals
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poetry
  • Poetry
  • Poetics
  • Poetry
  • Poetry
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
Label
The hatred of poetry, Ben Lerner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
86 pages
Isbn
9780865478206
Lccn
2015038511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930576184
  • 650225
  • (OCoLC)ocn930576184
  • 650225
Label
The hatred of poetry, Ben Lerner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
86 pages
Isbn
9780865478206
Lccn
2015038511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930576184
  • 650225
  • (OCoLC)ocn930576184
  • 650225

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