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The Other Orpheus
A Poetics of Modern Homosexuality

ISBN 9780415967051
Published August 19, 2003 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 2003.  This volume aims to re-establish an interest in poetry by integrating questions of prosody and aesthetics with political literary inquiry. The broader theoretical goal is nothing less than a rehabilitation of the concepts of affect and imagination, though the study also argues against anti-formalist approaches to literature.

Table of Contents

Preface: The Intellectual Life of the Feelings Acknowledgments Chapter One: The Anatomy of Decision: Modernist Bodies and the Meaning of No Chapter Two: The Rack of Enchantments: New Love in Rimbaud's Illuminations Chapter Three: Jouissance of the Commodities: Rimbaud against Erotic Reification Chapter Four: Empire of the Closet: Erotic Colonization in The Waste Land Chapter Five: Perversion's Permanent Target: Hart Crane and the Uses of Memory Conclusion: A Lovely End Epilogue: Wine Notes Bibliography Index

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