21st-Century Modernism: The "New" Poetics
February 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
1 Avant-Garde Eliot.
2 Gertrude Stein’s Differential Syntx.
3 The Conceptual Poetics of Marcel Duchamp.
4 Khlebnikov’s Soundscapes: Letter, Number, and the Poetics of Zaum.
5 “Modernism” at the Millennium.
Marjorie Perloff is Sadie Dernham Patek Professor of Humanities Emerita at Stanford University. She is the author of numerous books, including Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media (1991), Wittgenstein's Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary (1996), and Poetry On and Off the Page (1998). She is considered to be one of the most distinguished critics now writing on twentieth-century poetry and poetics.
- Offers a revisionist treatment of contemporary poetics and its place in the history of twentieth-century poetry.
- Argues for a close link between Modernism and present-day poetry.
- Relates poetry to the visual arts and contains numerous illustrations.
- Written by one of the most distinguished critics of twentieth-century poetry and poetics.
- Part of the prestigious Blackwell Manifestos series.
"The book commands respect, [...], not only for its energy and
the precision of its readings, but for its refusal to surrender
powers of arbitration from the artist to the teacher or theorist."
Times Literary Supplement
"The heart of [Perloff's] book is her enthusiasm - a well-researched and carefully argued enthusiasm" The Virginia Quarterly Review