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978-0-393-01446-4 / 0393014460

Test of Poetry

by Zukofsky, Louis

Publisher:W W Norton & Co Inc

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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By juxtaposing several translations of the same passage from Homer; an elegy from Ovid and lines from Herrick that read like an adaptation of Ovid; or a 15th-century poem about a rooster and a contemporary poem about white chickens, Louis Zukofsky has established a means for judging the values of poetic writing.

A wonderful education for the fledgling poet, this handbook, first published in 1948, is the best elucidation of Zukofsky's "objectivist" premises for recognizing value in specific instances of poetry.

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