By Lucy Collins

This severe paintings considers the function performed via parts that would be thought of aberrational in a poet's oeuvre. With an introductory essay exploring the character of aberration, those fourteen contributions examine the paintings of significant 20th-century poets from the united states, Britain, eire, Australia and New Zealand. Aberration is taken into account from the perspective of either the artist and the viewers, prompting dialogue on a number very important matters, together with the formation of the canon. each one essay discusses the prestige of the aberrant paintings and the ways that it demanding situations, enlarges or helps the general conception of the poet.

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_____. Marianne Moore: Questions of Authority. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996. Molesworth, Charles. Marianne Moore: A Literary Life. New York: Atheneum, 1990. Moore, Marianne. A Marianne Moore Reader. New York: Viking, 1961. _____. A-Quiver with Significance: Marianne Moore 1932 –36. Ed. Heather Cass White. Victoria, BC: ELS Editions, 2008. _____. Becoming Marianne Moore: The Early Poems, 1907–1924. Ed. Robin G. Schulze. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. _____. Complete Poems.

New York: Viking, 1961. _____. A-Quiver with Significance: Marianne Moore 1932 –36. Ed. Heather Cass White. Victoria, BC: ELS Editions, 2008. _____. Becoming Marianne Moore: The Early Poems, 1907–1924. Ed. Robin G. Schulze. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. _____. Complete Poems. New York: Macmillan and Viking: 1967; second edition, 1981. _____. The Complete Prose of Marianne Moore. Ed. Patricia C. Willis. New York: Viking, 1986. _____. The Fables of La Fontaine. New York: Viking, 1954.

This was the feature of his work that William Empson picked up on his 1937 poem “Just a Smack at Auden,” with its refrain, “Waiting for the end, boys, waiting for the end” (81–2). Where Auden does envisage a future beyond catastrophe, he produces two major poems, “Spain” and “September 1, 1939” that he will later consider aberrations. ” Yet even before he decided never to reprint the poem, it was apparent to Auden that this was untypical work.

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