Authors/Contributors

George P. Elliot

Document Type

Article

Date

1973

Embargo Period

2-8-2011

Keywords

modern poetry, Rod McKuen, Yeats, Amos Tutuola

Language

English

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Modern Literature

Description/Abstract

Part of an address during the dedication of the Ernest S. Bird Library at Syracuse University, George Elliott describes the role of poetry in 1970s society, which he sees as both crucial and yet ignored by the younger generation in favor of popular music. He also argues the optimistic point that sociology and linguistic analyses have not added insight into poetry, which maintains an ineffable spirit in the modern era.

Additional Information

Part of a commemorative issue.

Source

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