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Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture

ISBN : 9780190887407

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¥5,390
Author: 
Andrew Epstein
Pages
384 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Aug 2018
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Attention Equals Life examines why a quest to pay attention to daily life has increasingly become a central feature of both contemporary American poetry and the wider culture of which it is a part.

Index: 

Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Poetics of Everyday Life Since 1945
Chapter 1: The Crisis of Attention, Everyday Life Theory, and Contemporary Poetry
Chapter 2: Each Day So Different, Yet Still Alike: James Schuyler and the Elusive Everyday
Chapter 3: The Tiny Invites Attention: A. R. Ammons's Quotidian Muse
Chapter 4: Writing the Maternal Everyday: Bernadette Mayer and her Daughters (Hoa Nguyen, Susan Holbrook, Laynie Browne)
Chapter 5: There is No Content Here, Only Dailiness: Poetry as Critique of Everyday Life in Ron Silliman's Ketjak
Chapter 6: Everyday Life Projects in Contemporary Poetry and Culture (Kenneth Goldsmith, Claudia Rankine, Brenda Coultas, Harryette Mullen)
Conclusion: Claudia Rankine's Citizen and Beyond
Notes
Works Cited
Index

About the author: 

Andrew Epstein is Associate Professor of English at Florida State University and the author of Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry.

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