I Am Otherwise: The Romance between Poetry and Theory after the Death of the Subject

Scholarly Series
Alex E. Blazer

I Am Otherwise: The Romance between Poetry and Theory after the Death of the Subject examines the contemporary poet’s relationship with language in the age of theory. As the book works through close readings and interpretations of Adrienne Rich and Harold Bloom, John Ashbery and Paul de Man, Jorie Graham and Maurice Blanchot, and Barrett Watten and Jacques Lacan, it shows how the main psychological modes of contemporary poetry and the postmodern poet are anxiety, irony, abjection, and destitution.

The book ultimately concludes that the new theoretical poetry self-consciously renders the effect of critical theory in its own construction. Whereas poets of the past tarried with nature, self, or philosophy, poets of our time unite lyric feeling with literary theory itself.

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Publication: Scholarly Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 256
ISBN-13: 9781564784582
GTIN13: 9781564784582
Publication date: 6/1/2007
Language: eng
List price: $34.95