The Poetics of Indeterminacy

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1764-8
Publication Date
December 1999
Page Count
346 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

The Poetics of Indeterminacy

Rimbaud to Cage
Marjorie Perloff

In her seminal study, first published in 1981, Marjorie Perloff argues that the map of Modernist poetry needs to be redrawn to include a central tradition which cannot properly be situated within the Romantic-Symbolist tradition dominating the early twentieth century.

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 Dance of the Intellect, both published by Northwestern University Press.
"Ms. Perloff's case is seductively and persuasively argued; her writing is by turns luminous, impassioned, and instructive. The essays on Rimbaud and John Ashbery are among my favorites in this highly intriguing . . . book." --Antioch Review