Poetics of the Feminine: Authority and Literary Tradition in William Carlos Williams, Mina Loy, Denise Levertov, and Kathlee by Linda A. KinnahanPoetics of the Feminine: Authority and Literary Tradition in William Carlos Williams, Mina Loy, Denise Levertov, and Kathlee by Linda A. Kinnahan

Poetics of the Feminine: Authority and Literary Tradition in William Carlos Williams, Mina Loy…

byLinda A. Kinnahan

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This book examines the early work of William Carlos Williams in relationship to a women's tradition of American poetry, as represented by Mina Loy, Denise Levertov and Kathleen Fraser--three generations of women poets working in or directly from a modernist tradition. Linda Kinnahan traces notions of the feminine and the maternal that develop as Williams seeks to create a modern poetics. Positioning Williamas in relationship to these three generations of Anglo-American women, the book pursues two questions: what can women poets, writing with an informed awareness of Williams, teach us about his modernist poetics of contact, and just as importantly, what can they teach us about the process, for women, of constructing a self within a male-dominated tradition?
Title:Poetics of the Feminine: Authority and Literary Tradition in William Carlos Williams, Mina Loy…Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:November 24, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521101573

ISBN - 13:9780521101578

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The full of my freed voice: Williams and Loy, feminism and the feminine; 2. In the American grain: proclaiming a feminine ground; 3. The daughter's voice; 4. A tradition of marginality; Conclusion; Paterson and the question of authority; Notes; Bibliography; Index.