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Orpheus in the Bronx Essays on Identity, Politics, and the Freedom of Poetry

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ISBN-10: 0472069985

ISBN-13: 9780472069989

Edition: 2008

Authors: Reginald Shepherd

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"Orpheus in the Bronxnot only extols the freedom language affords us; it embodies that freedom, enacting poetry's greatest gift---the power to recognize ourselves as something other than what we are. These bracing arguments were written by a poet who sings." ---James Longenbach A highly acute writer, scholar, editor, and critic, Reginald Shepherd brings to his work the sensibilities of a classicist and a contemporary theorist, an inheritor of the American high modernist canon, and a poet drawing and playing on popular culture, while simultaneously venturing into formal experimentation. In the essays collected here, Shepherd offers probing meditations unified by a "resolute defense of…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 1/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English