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The Hatred of Poetry: Lerner, Ben: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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The Hatred of Poetry
The Hatred of Poetry
Published Date : 2016/06
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780865478206

BookWeb Price : US$12.00
Kinokuniya Member price : US$10.80

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Language : English

Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A23150000 A26250000
Place of Publication: United States
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Review:
Baker & Taylor Forecast - June 2016
Kirkus Reviews 2016 May #1
LJ Prepub Alert 2016 January #1
LJ Reviews 2016 January #1
LJ Reviews 2016 April #1

In this inventive and lucid essay, Lerner takes the hatred of poetry as the starting point of his defence of the art. He examines poetry's greatest haters (beginning with Plato's famous claim that an ideal city had no place for poets, who would only corrupt and mislead the young) and both its greatest and worst practitioners, providing inspired close readings of Keats, Dickinson, McGonagall, Whitman, and others. Throughout, he attempts to explain the noble failure at the heart of every truly great and truly horrible poem: the impulse to launch the experience of an individual into a timeless communal existence. In The Hatred of Poetry, Lerner has crafted an entertaining, personal, and entirely original examination of a vocation no less essential for being impossible.