Democracy, Culture and the Voice of Poetry

Democracy, Culture and the Voice of Poetry

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The place of poetry in modern democracy is no place, according to conventional wisdom. The poet, we hear, is a casualty of mass entertainment and prosaic public culture, banished to the artistic sidelines to compose variations on insipid themes for a dwindling audience. Robert Pinsky, however, argues that this gloomy diagnosis is as wrongheaded as it is familiar. Pinsky, whose remarkable career as a poet itself undermines the view, writes that to portray poetry and… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (February 14, 2005)

Format: EPUB

File size: 459 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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