Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary: The Poetics of Connection

Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary: The Poetics of Connection

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Provides a new perspective on the documentary diversity of Muriel Rukeyser's work and influences. This study of twentieth-century American poet Muriel Rukeyser explores the multiple avenues of her 'poetics of connection' to reveal a profound engagement with the equally intertextual documentary genre. It examines previously overlooked photo narratives, poetry, prose and archival material and demonstrates an enduring dialogue between the poet's relational aesthetics and documentary's similarly interdisciplinary and creative approach to the world. By considering the sources of documentary in Rukeyser's work, the study provides insight into her guiding poetic principles, situating her as a vital figure in the history of twentieth-century American literature and culture, and as a pioneering personality in the development of American of the First International Photographic Exposition at Grand Central Palace in New York, U.S. Camera 1939 (New York: William Morris, 1938), p. 44 Stocking, Jr ... Reprinted in Classic Essays on Photography, ed. Alan Trachtenberg (Newanbsp;...

Title:Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary: The Poetics of Connection
Author:Catherine Gander
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press - 2013-01-31


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