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£53.00

Hardback

Published: 29 May 2019

224 Pages | 11 Illustrations

216x138mm

ISBN: 9780198836254


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Whitman, Melville, Crane, and the Labors of American Poetry

Against Vocation

Peter Riley

  • Explores the relationship between poetic creativity and other forms of labor and how different forms of work are socially valued
  • A completely fresh take on three famous poets: Walt Whitman the real estate dealer, Herman Melville the customs inspector, and Hart Crane the copywriter
  • A thought provoking and original argument concerning the work of poetry, and work more broadly
  • Includes hitherto unseen archival discoveries