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By Peter Nicholls

ISBN-10: 0199218269

ISBN-13: 9780199218264

Regard for George Oppen's poetry has been turning out to be gradually over the past decade. Peter Nicholls's learn bargains a well timed chance to have interaction with a physique of labor that are either luminously uncomplicated and intriguingly opaque. Nicholls charts Oppen's dedication to Marxism and his later explorations of a 'poetics of being' encouraged via Heidegger and Existentialism, delivering exact money owed of every of the poet's books. he's the 1st critic to attract broadly at the Oppen archive, with its hundreds of thousands of pages of principally unpublished notes and drafts for poems; in doing so, he's capable of map the detailed contours of Oppen's poetic considering and to enquire the complicated origins of lots of his poems. Oppen emerges from this research as a author of mercurial intensities for whom each poem constitutes a 'beginning again', a liberating of the brain from techniques recognized upfront. A strikingly leading edge and not easy poetics effects from Oppen's try and steer clear of what he regards because the blunders of the modernist avant-garde and to create as an alternative a designedly 'impoverished' aesthetic which retains poetry just about the grain of expertise and to the political and moral dilemmas it continuously poses.

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