Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Home Front Since 1941

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Product Details

Price
$42.50
Publisher
University of Iowa Press
Publish Date
Pages
282
Dimensions
6.45 X 0.91 X 9.25 inches | 1.18 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780877459989
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About the Author

Philip Metres is an assistant professor in the Department of English at John Carroll University. He holds a BA in English and peace studies from Holy Cross and a PhD in English and an MFA in poetry from Indiana University. Author of two chapbooks--Instants and Primer for Non-Native Speakers--and two books of poetry in translation, he has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in creative writing and translation.

Reviews

"Metres offers a strong riposte to cultural critics who dismiss poetry as monologic and ahistorical; it shows the abiding critical function of the genre by poets who have not only thematized the horrors of war but participated actively in its opposition. At a moment when narrative has become the generic default for cultural criticism, "Behind the Lines "restores poetry to its important function as a socially symbolic form."--Michael Davidson, University of California, San Diego

Metres offers a strong riposte to cultural critics who dismiss poetry as monologic and ahistorical; it shows the abiding critical function of the genre by poets who have not only thematized the horrors of war but participated actively in its opposition. At a moment when narrative has become the generic default for cultural criticism, "Behind the Lines "restores poetry to its important function as a socially symbolic form. Michael Davidson, University of California, San Diego
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