Poetry of the possible : spontaneity, modernism, and the multitude /

The Poetry of the Possible challenges the conventional image of modernism as a socially phobic formation, arguing that modernism's abstractions and difficulties are ways of imagining unrealized powers of collective self-organization. Establishing a conceptual continuum between modernism and con...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Nickels, Joel
Format: Book
Published: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2012]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Modernism and spontaneous organization
  • Rising from vowhere: self-valorization in William Carlos Williams's poetry
  • Wyndham Lewis, constituent power, and collective Life
  • "An instantaneous sympathy of communication": Laura Riding and the politics of spontaneity
  • Rhapsodies of change: the location of the multitude in Wallace Stevens's poetry
  • Conclusion: Beginning again.