The Darkness of the Present

The Darkness of the Present

Poetics, Anachronism, and the Anomaly

eBook - 2012
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The Darkness of the Present includes essays that collectively investigate the roles of anomaly and anachronism as they work to unsettle commonplace notions of the "contemporary" in the field of poetics. In the eleven essays of The Darkness of the Present, poet and critic Steve McCaffery argues that by approaching the past and the present as unified entities, the contemporary is made historical at the same time as the historical is made contemporary. McCaffery's writings work against the urge to classify works by placing.
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2012
ISBN: 9780817386429
0817386424
9780817357337
0817357335
Characteristics: 1 online resource (256 pages)

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