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Poetry, Poets, Readers: Making Things Happen

ISBN13: 9780199251131
ISBN: 0199251134
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $135.0
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published Date:
Edition 1st ptg
Pages: 216

Poetry, Poets, Readers is a defense of poetry against the protective moves which claim that poets never lie because they never affirm, or that their poems exist in a separate "world." Through detailed considerations of poetry by Shakespeare, Keats, Yeats, Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, and Paul Muldoon, along with sustained meditations on the role of fact in fictions, the nature of literary value, speech acts and performative utterances issued by poets, the book sets out a fresh model for relationships between poetry, poets, and readers.