The Darkness of the Present
Poetics, Anachronism, and the AnomalyeBook - 2012
The Darkness of the Present includes essays that collectively investigate the roles of anomaly and anachronism as they work to unsettle commonplace notions of the "contemporary" in the field of poetics. In the eleven essays of The Darkness of the Present, poet and critic Steve McCaffery argues that by approaching the past and the present as unified entities, the contemporary is made historical at the same time as the historical is made contemporary. McCaffery's writings work against the urge to classify works by placing.
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (256 pages)