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The poem electric : technology and the American lyric, Seth Perlow

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The poem electric : technology and the American lyric
Title
The poem electric
Title remainder
technology and the American lyric
Statement of responsibility
Seth Perlow
Title variation
Technology and the American lyric
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An enlightening examination of the relationship between poetry and the information technologies increasingly used to read and write it. Many poets and their readers believe poetry helps us escape straightforward, logical ways of thinking. But what happens when poems confront the extraordinarily rational information technologies that are everywhere in the academy, not to mention everyday life? Examining a broad array of electronics--including the radio, telephone, tape recorder, Cold War-era computers, and modern-day web browsers--Seth Perlow considers how these technologies transform poems that we don't normally consider "digital." From fetishistic attachments to digital images of Emily Dickinson's manuscripts to Jackson Mac Low's appropriation of a huge book of random numbers originally used to design thermonuclear weapons, these investigations take Perlow through a revealingly eclectic array of work, offering both exciting new voices and reevaluations of poets we thought we knew. With close readings of Gertrude Stein, Frank O'Hara, Amiri Baraka, and many others, The Poem Electric constructs a distinctive lineage of experimental writers, from the 1860s to today. Ultimately, Perlow mounts an important investigation into how electronic media allows us to distinguish poetic thought from rationalism. Posing a necessary challenge to the privilege of information in the digital humanities, The Poem Electric develops new ways of reading poetry, alongside and against the electronic equipment that is now ubiquitous in our world"--
  • "The Poem Electric argues that electronic media has enabled a lineage of experimental poets and their readers to distinguish poetic thought from rationalism. Scholars of literature and technology affiliate computers with information and knowledge, but these devices just as often leave us uncertain, disoriented, or frustrated. This study attends to such disorderly mental states by reading poetry through the equipment of its production and reception"--
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Perlow, Seth,
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • American poetry
  • Experimental poetry, American
  • Literature and technology
  • Rationalism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Social Aspects
  • American poetry
  • Experimental poetry, American
  • Literature and technology
  • Rationalism
Label
The poem electric : technology and the American lyric, Seth Perlow
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction: Technologies of Lyric Exemption -- 1. Affect: The Possessions of Emily Dickinson -- 2. Chance: Gertrude Stein, Jackson Mac Low, and A Million Random Digits -- 3. Anonymity: Frank O'Hara Makes Strangers with Friends -- 4. Improvisation: Amirit Baraka, Allen Ginsberg, and Spontaneous Poetics -- Conclusion: Lyric and Objecthood -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
1031053207
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781517903664
Lccn
2018016693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031053207
Label
The poem electric : technology and the American lyric, Seth Perlow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Technologies of Lyric Exemption -- 1. Affect: The Possessions of Emily Dickinson -- 2. Chance: Gertrude Stein, Jackson Mac Low, and A Million Random Digits -- 3. Anonymity: Frank O'Hara Makes Strangers with Friends -- 4. Improvisation: Amirit Baraka, Allen Ginsberg, and Spontaneous Poetics -- Conclusion: Lyric and Objecthood -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
1031053207
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781517903664
Lccn
2018016693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031053207

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