The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures
Macmillan, 21. aug. 2007 - 416 sider
In The End of the Poem, Paul Muldoon dazzlingly explores a diverse group of poems, from Yeats's "All Souls' Night" to Stevie Smith's "I Remember" to Fernando Pessoa's "Autopsychography." Muldoon reminds us that the word "poem" comes, via French, from the Latin and Greek: "a thing made or created." He asks: Can a poem ever be a free-standing structure, or must it always interface with the whole of its author's bibliography—and biography? Muldoon explores the boundlessness created by influence, what Robert Frost meant when he insisted that "the way to read a poem in prose or verse is in the light of all the other poems ever written."
Finally, Muldoon returns to the most fruitful, and fraught, aspect of the phrase "the end of the poem": the interpretation that centers on the "aim" or "function" of a poem, and the question of whether or not the end of the poem is the beginning of criticism. Irreverent and deeply learned, The End of the Poem is a vigorous approach to looking at poetry anew.
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This book is a collection of 15 lectures delivered over the course of five years at Oxford during Muldoon's tenure there as a professor of poetry. Each lecture is a close reading of a particular poem ... Læs hele anmeldelsen
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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Muldoon (Princeton Univ.) here presents 15 lectures he gave at Oxford University over a five-year period, "much as they were given." The work is organized into 15 chapters ... Læs hele anmeldelsen