The deep image: Radical subjectivity in the poetry of Robert Bly, James Wright, Galway Kinnell, James Dickey, and W. S. Merwin
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
American literature, poets, poems as expression of personality
Rhetoric and Composition
One of the dominant trends in American poetry of the past twenty years has been a turn away from the conception of poetry as an impersonal and objective mode of expression, which inspired so many poets of the modernist revolution, and a movement towards an emphasis on the subjective.
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Elliott, David Lindsey, "The deep image: Radical subjectivity in the poetry of Robert Bly, James Wright, Galway Kinnell, James Dickey, and W. S. Merwin" (1978). English - Dissertations. Paper 37.