Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary

Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary

The Poetics of Connection

eBook - 2013
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This study of twentieth-century American poet Muriel Rukeyser explores the multiple avenues of her 'poetics of connection' to reveal a profound engagement with the equally intertextual documentary genre. It examines previously overlooked photo narratives, poetry, prose and archival material and demonstrates an enduring dialogue between the poet's relational aesthetics and documentary's similarly interdisciplinary and creative approach to the world. By considering the sources of documentary in Rukeyser's work, the study provides insight into her guiding poetic principles, situating her as a vital figure in the history of twentieth-century American literature and culture, and as a pioneering personality in the development of American Studies.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2013
ISBN: 9780748670567
0748670564
9780748670550
0748670556
9781299105706
129910570X
9780748670543
0748670548
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 248 pages) : illustrations

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