Test of Poetry
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):9.3 x 5.5 x 0.6
- Publication Date:May 1981
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By juxtaposing several translations of the same passage from Homer; an elegy from Ovid and lines from Herrick that read like an adaptation of Ovid; or a 15th-century poem about a rooster and a contemporary poem about white chickens, Louis Zukofsky has established a means for judging the values of poetic writing.
A wonderful education for the fledgling poet, this handbook, first published in 1948, is the best elucidation of Zukofsky's "objectivist" premises for recognizing value in specific instances of poetry.
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