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Lyric poetry and modern politics : Russia, Poland, and the West /

Clare Cavanagh.

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Main Author: Cavanagh, Clare.
Published: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2009]
Topics: Lyric poetry - History and criticism. | Russian poetry - 20th century - History and criticism. | Polish poetry - 20th century - History and criticism. | Politics and literature - History - 20th century. | Politics in literature. | HISTORY - Modern - 20th Century. | Russisch. | Pools. | Gedichten. | Politieke aspecten. | poésie russe - 20e s. - études diverses. | poésie polonaise - 20e s. - études diverses. | poésie - politique - Pologne - Russie - 20e s. - études diverses. | Rysk poesi - historia - 1900-talet. | Polsk poesi - historia - 1900-talet. | Litteratur och politik - historia - 1900-talet. | Politik i litteraturen.
Genres: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History.
Online Access: JSTOR EBA - Full text online
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 332 pages)
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-315) and index.
ISBN: 9780300156560 (electronic bk.)
0300156561 (electronic bk.)


Copyright: ©2009
Summary: Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics explores the intersection of poetry, national life, and national identity in Poland and Russia from 1917 to the present. As a corrective to recent trends in criticism, acclaimed translator and critic Clare Cavanagh demonstrates how the practice of the personal lyric in totalitarian states such as Russia and Poland did not represent an escapist tendency; rather it reverberated as a bold political statement and at times a dangerous act. Cavanagh also provides a comparative study of modern poetry from the perspective of the eastern and western sides of the iron curtain. Among the poets discussed are Blok, Mayakovsky, Akhmatova, Yeats, Whitman, Frost, Szymborska, Zagajewski, and Miłosz; close readings of individual poems are included, some translated for the first time. Cavanagh examines these poets and their work as a challenge to Western postmodernist theories, thus offering new perspectives on twentieth-century lyric poetry.
Award: National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, 2010.

More Details for: Lyric poetry and modern politics : Russi