My Library

University LibraryCatalogue

Limit search to items available for borrowing or consultation
Record 2 of 6
Result Page: Previous Next
Can't find that book? Try BONUS+
Look for full text

Search Discovery

Search CARM Centre Catalogue

Search Trove

Add record to RefWorks

Cover Art
Author Carruthers, A. J., author.

Title Notational experiments in North American long poems, 1961-2011 : stave sightings / A.J. Carruthers.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave MacMillan, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (XXXV, 206 pages) : illustrations.
Series Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
Modern and contemporary poetry and poetics.
Springer Literature, Cultural and Media Studies eBooks 2017 English+International
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. The Notational Template: Langston Hughes' Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz and the "Hesitation Blues" -- 2. Long Poem Including Music: Reading the Score in Armand Schwerner's "Tablet XII" -- 3."No tation": The Scored Allegorical in BpNichol's The Martyrology -- 4. Joan Retallack's Errata 5uite and Register Reading -- 5."Music for Posterity": Afterlives for the Score in Anne Waldman's The Iovis Trilogy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book is a critical experiment that tracks the literary and poetic uses of musical notation and notational methods in North American long poems from the middle of last century to the contemporary moment. Poets have readily referred to their poems as "scores." Yet, in this study, Carruthers argues that the integration of musical scores in expansive works of this period does more work than previously thought, offering both resolution and escape from the demands placed on long poem form. The five case studies, on Langston Hughes, Armand Schwerner, BpNichol, Joan Retallack and Anne Waldman, offer approaches to reading literary scores in what might be described as a critical stave or a critical "fugue" of instances. In differing ways, musical notation and notational methods impact the form, time and sometimes the ethical and political stances of these respective long poems.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
American poetry -- 21st century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319462424
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-46242-4