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By Raphael Allison

ISBN-10: 1609383036

ISBN-13: 9781609383039

Bodies at the Line deals the 1st sustained research of the poetry analyzing in its such a lot formative interval: the Sixties. Raphael Allison heavily examines an unlimited archive of audio recordings of a number of key postwar American poets to discover the social and literary context of the sixties poetry analyzing, that's characterised via contrasting differing forms of functionality: the humanist variety and the skeptical pressure. The humanist kind, made mainstream via the Beats and their imitators, is characterised by way of religion within the energy of presence, emotional communion, and impact. The skeptical pressure emphasizes openness of interpretation and multivalent which means, a scarcity of balance or consistency, and ironic detachment.

By evaluating those dominant forms of studying, Allison argues that focus to sixties poetry readings finds poets suffering among the type of immediacy and presence that readings urged and a personal retreat from such performance-based exposure, one based at the textual content itself. Recordings of Robert Frost, Charles Olson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Larry Eigner, and William Carlos Williams—all of whom emphasised voice, breath, and spoken language and who have been inveterate specialist readers within the sixties—expose this fight in frequently staggering methods. In deconstructing assertions in regards to the function and significance of the poetry examining in this interval, Allison finds simply how dramatic, political, and contentious poetry readings might be. by means of discussing tips on how to "hear" in addition to "read" poetry, Bodies at the Line deals startling new vantage issues from which to appreciate American poetry because the Sixties as either functionality and text.

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