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Lyric as ComedyThe Poetics of Abjection in Postwar America

Lyric as Comedy: The Poetics of Abjection in Postwar America

Calista McRae

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750977
eISBN:
9781501750991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750977.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

A poet walks into a bar... this book explores the unexpected comic opportunities within recent American poems about deeply personal, often embarrassing, experiences. Lyric poems, the book finds, can ... More

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