Songs of Ourselves The Uses of Poetry in America

ISBN-10: 0674035127

ISBN-13: 9780674035126

Edition: 2007

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List price: $23.50
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.364

Joan Shelley Rubin is professor of history at the University of Rochester. She is author of Songs of Ourselves: The Uses of Poetry in America.

Introduction
The Poet in American Culture
Seer and Sage
Amateur and Professional
Absence and Presence
Sophisticate and Innocent
Celebrity and Cipher
Alien and Intimate
Poetry in Place and Practice
Listen, My Children: Modes of Poetry Reading in American Schools
I Am an American: Poetry and Civic Ideals
Grow Old Along with Me: Poetry and Emotions among Family and Friends
God's in His Heaven: Religious Uses of Verse
Lovely as a Tree: Reading and Seeing Out-of-Doors
Coda: "Favorite Poems" and Contemporary Readers
Notes
Index
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