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The Resource Beautiful & pointless : a guide to modern poetry, David Orr

Beautiful & pointless : a guide to modern poetry, David Orr

Label
Beautiful & pointless : a guide to modern poetry
Title
Beautiful & pointless
Title remainder
a guide to modern poetry
Statement of responsibility
David Orr
Title variation
Beautiful and pointless
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"David Orr provides a riveting tour of poetry as it actually exists today. Orr argues that readers should accept the foreignness of poetry in the way that they accept the strangeness of any place to which they haven't traveled--they should expect a little confusion, at least at first. Yet in the same way that we can, over time, learn to appreciate the idiosyncratic delights of, for instance, Belgium, we can learn to be comfortable with the odd pleasures of poetry by taking our time and pursuing what we like. Reading poetry, Orr suggests, is more a matter of building a relationship than proceeding systematically through a checklist. Beautiful & Pointless provides the foundation for such a relationship by examining the things poets and poetry readers talk about when they discuss poetry, such as why poetry seems especially personal and what it means to write "in form." Orr, by turns acerbic, incisive, hilarious, and keen, is what every reader hopes for: that perfect guide who points the way, doesn't talk too much, and helps you see what you might have missed. Stimulating, amusing, and utterly engrossing, Beautiful & Pointless allows us to see how an individual reader engages poetry, so that we may feel better equipped to appreciate it in our own way."--Book jacket
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DLC
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1974-
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Orr, David
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Poetry
Label
Beautiful & pointless : a guide to modern poetry, David Orr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The personal -- The political -- form -- Ambition -- The fishbowl -- Why bother?
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 200 p.
Isbn
9780061673450
Lccn
2011011599
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn709593049
  • (OCoLC)709593049
Label
Beautiful & pointless : a guide to modern poetry, David Orr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The personal -- The political -- form -- Ambition -- The fishbowl -- Why bother?
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 200 p.
Isbn
9780061673450
Lccn
2011011599
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn709593049
  • (OCoLC)709593049

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