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Word Sightings

Visual Apparatus and Verbal Reality in Stevens, Bishop and O'Hara

By Sarah B. Riggs

Routledge – 2002 – 144 pages

Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

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Description

This book examines the response of twentieth-century American poetry to the proliferation of technical and visual media. It treats the modern poet's problem of how to accommodate a cultural focus on photo-realism and technologically enhanced vision in a verbal aesthetic medium that itself generates no actual images. Relying on references to material media in the poets' correspondence and biographies, as well as on tropes and visual semiotics in the poems, the project explores the paradoxical sensation of reality effects in language.

Name: Word Sightings: Visual Apparatus and Verbal Reality in Stevens, Bishop and O'Hara (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Sarah B. Riggs. This book examines the response of twentieth-century American poetry to the proliferation of technical and visual media. It treats the modern poet's problem of how to accommodate a cultural focus on photo-realism and technologically enhanced...
Categories: Poetry, American & Canadian Literature, 20th Century Literature