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The Machine that Sings

Modernism, Hart Crane and the Culture of the Body

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The Machine that Sings by Gordon A. Tapper
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Examining how Crane's corporeal aesthetic informs poems written across the span of his career, The Machine That Sings focuses on four texts in which Crane's preoccupation with the body reaches its apoge. Tapper treats Voyages, The Wine Merchant, and Possessions as a triptych of erotic poems in which Crane plays out alternative resolutions to the dialectic between purity and defilement, a conceptual dynamic which Tapper argues is central to both Crane's poetics of difficulty and his representations of homosexual desire. Tapper concentrates on the three sections of The Bridge, most concerned with recuperating animality: 'National Winter Garden,' 'The Dance,' and 'Cape Hatteras.'
Release date NZ
November 29th, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
232
Dimensions
152x229x18
ISBN-13
9780415965910
Product ID
2065048

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