The Dance of the Intellect

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1380-0
Publication Date
August 1996
Page Count
243 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

The Dance of the Intellect

Studies in the Poetry of the Pound Tradition
Marjorie Perloff

Must poetic form be, as Yeats demanded, "full, sphere-like, single," or can it accommodate the impurities Yeats and his Modernist generation found so problematic? Sixty years later, these are still open questions, questions Marjorie Perloff addresses in these essays.

About the Author

Marjorie Perloff is the Sadie Dernham Patek professor of Humanities at Stanford University. She is the author of many books of literary criticism, including Poetic License: Essays on Modernist and Postmodernist Lyric and The Poetics of Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage, both published by Northwestern University Press.
"There are few critics we are drawn to not only for insight into their particular enthusiasm of the moment but also for the sheer joy of watching their intelligence worry this text or that. . . . For our area, Marjorie Perloff is quickly joining [these] ranks. . . . The Dance of the Intellect continues the project begun by Perloff in The Poetics of Indeterminacy, examination of the 'other' (dare we yet say primary) tradition in American poetry." --Lee Bartlett, American Literary Scholarship