By Diana Fuss
Focusing totally on American and British poetry written up to now centuries, Fuss continues that poetry can nonetheless provide real moral reimbursement, even for the deep wounds and surprising banalities of contemporary demise. As loss of life, loss, and grief develop into ever extra completely obscured from public view, the useless begin chattering away in verse. via daring, unique interpretations of little-known works, in addition to canonical poems via writers similar to Emily Dickinson, Randall Jarrell, Elizabeth Bishop, Richard Wright, and Sylvia Plath, Fuss explores sleek poetry's fascination with pre- and postmortem speech, considering the literary wish to make dying communicate within the face of its cultural silencing.
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Dying Modern: A Meditation on Elegy (e-Duke books scholarly collection.) by Diana Fuss