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272 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789622539

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Poetry & Money

A Speculation

Peter Robinson

Liverpool University Press

Poetry and LUP

  • The first overview of this key subject for understanding poetry in relation to cultural life and practice
  • Uses original archival sources to illuminate the economics of book publishing, to bring to light a Pindaric ode on the South Sea Bubble, and to show how Roy Fisher composed a poem with an oblique relation to money and value
  • Sheds light on a great number of poems by poets in many centuries and different levels of reputation which are differently engaged with money. Relates the questions of value-maintenance in monetary currencies to questions of value and evaluation in poetry and the arts
  • Offers an original justification for creative writing workshops based on the anthropology of gift exchange