Introduction: "The Whole, the Part!" 1. "Pachyderms in Poetry and Prose" 2. Invasion of the Lyric 3. Lyric Matters 4. Lyric Technique, Aesthetic Politics 5. New World Views 6. Making Poetry History Conclusion: Poetry and Crime Appendix Notes Bibliography Index
Michelle Clayton is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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