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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 29–53.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Asiya Bulatova From its first publication in 1923, Viktor Shklovsky's book Zoo, or Letters Not about Love has been discussed as a text that takes up a borderline position between literature and literary theory. The fact that the book was written and first published in Berlin ensured its place...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 129–169.
Published: 01 March 2011
... explores the expression of highly emotional experience in private letters, written at the time by professional literary writers and now available in print. Starting from existing linguistic, stylistic, and narrative studies of verbal emotional expression, a selection of representative epistolary texts...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Alistair Brown How time and place are constructed in the novel and how readers perceive these features have been studied extensively. Less attention has been devoted to how communicative devices, such as letters, electronic messaging, or telephone calls, can influence both time and place...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 219–241.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Andrea Macrae Abstract The explicit imperative to “tell a story” recently dominating UK and US fundraising discourse refers specifically to the central compelling “story” of the representative victim/beneficiary, and yet there are multiple stories at work in charity fundraising letters...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 379–407.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Jeremy Lowenthal Abstract This article presents a mediacentric reading of the autobiographical-lyric (auto-lyric) sound structures of Ted Hughes's 1998 poetry collection Birthday Letters , which broke his decades-long silence on the controversies surrounding his life with and after Sylvia Plath...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 61–93.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., Meir 1980 “Longitudinal Study in the Poetry of Nathan Zach” (in Hebrew), Siman Kri'a 10 : 405 -29. Wolkstein, Oded 1996 “I Received Your Letter: On Thirty Pages of Avot Yeshurun” (in Hebrew), Chadarim 12 : 70 -77. Wolkstein, Oded 1997 “ Yokheved Bat-Miryam Street and the Work...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 91–122.
Published: 01 March 2002
...). 1682 [ESTC R39790] A New Vision of the Lady Gr—s, concerning Her Sister, the Lady Henrietta Berkeley (London: J. Smith). 1684 [ESTC R12977] Love-Letters between a Noble-Man and His Sister (London: n.n.). 1687 [ESTC R23614] The Lucky Chance; or, An Alderman's Bargain (London: W. Canning...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 303–336.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Eileen C. Sweeney In this essay, I offer an interpretation of Abelard's Historia Calamitatum and letters exchanged with Heloise, arguing that both are informed by the attempt to look below the surfaces of language, self, and action to a reality beneath and to achieve authenticity, by which I mean...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 399–421.
Published: 01 September 2014
... community in the Holocaust and the multilingual composition of Yiddish as a fusion language that crosses lexicons and alphabets. By invoking or embedding Yiddish in non-Yiddish writing, whether in its original Hebrew letters or in transliteration, authors emphasize the characters' and the reader's encounter...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 735–758.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of the fate of his works was his 1972 letter to Literaturnaia gazeta protesting against the piecemeal publication of his work in foreign journals. Contemporaries tended to read that document as a recantation letter renouncing Kolyma Tales ; as a result, Shalamov's status was transformed into that of a fallen...
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Poetics Today (2024) 45 (1): 131–174.
Published: 01 March 2024
... that the reader must recognize but an unexpected and unannounced void, namely, the absence of the letter E from the entire text. Framing this exercise in literary constraint as a modernist mystery novel, Perec aligns the stakes of noticing, or not noticing, his missing letter with postwar debates about...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 355–368.
Published: 01 September 2016
... that become more common in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? This essay addresses these questions through a reading of two poems that fantasize the imagined ruins of London: Thomas Littleton's “The State of England and the Once Flourishing City of London. In a Letter from an American...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 519–540.
Published: 01 December 2021
... expression as manifested in the “tone” of Georg Trakl's poetry and the “ineffability” of Ludwig Uhland's poem “Count Eberhard's Hawthorn.” Then it proceeds to consider his exchange of letters with Gottlob Frege about the form and style of the Tractatus . The final part of the article considers...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 March 2006
... of this revolutionary estrangement on the self. Furthermore, the memoirs reenacted this unsettling estrangement by incorporating elements of official Soviet genres, such as the trial deposition, the interrogation autobiography, and the letter to the government. As Shklovsky suggests, the effects of revolutionary...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 373–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Mark J. Bruhn This essay reconstructs Percy Shelley's theory of mind from his letters and many unfinished essays as well as his Defence of Poetry (1821), emphasizing his radical insistence on the formal and teleological roles of analogy in human cognition, communication, and culture. Adopting...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 17–50.
Published: 01 March 2010
... for such constructions may be not the global literary commerce envisioned by Goethe and adopted by Karl Marx, not the romantic tradition of poets as world legislators, and not the current model of a “world republic of letters.” The model adopted in this essay, rather, is the literary practice of writing under constraint...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 470–473.
Published: 01 June 2000
... in the language sciences and in literature to develop a theory of the letter in pragmatic, interactive, and narratological terms. It innovatively confronts authentic correspondence and epistolary novels, general definitions...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 693–710.
Published: 01 December 2006
... letter for another, adding letters to words, moving words and letters around the page—as ‘‘lettristic play Lettristic play operates illegally, strictly on the diagonal, the glancing tangential, transgressing left-right regulations, right angles of history, institutional rights to dictate...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 591–613.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... ( New Haven, CT : Yale University Press ). 1973 [1532–33] The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer , edited by Schuster Louis A. Marius Richard C. Lusardi James P. ( New Haven, CT : Yale University Press ). 1986 In Defense of Humanism: Letter to Martin Dorp, Letter...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 111–129.
Published: 01 June 2023
...-consuming creative process. As she again describes to Guggenheim (1964), “It would seem that I have all the time in the world in which to write a letter, and yet, to get two pages of poetry down it has taken me two, no, four months, and dozens of sheets of paper, sitting up, and lying down [because one's...