Career Moves Olson, Creeley, Zukofsky, Berrigan, and the American Avant-Garde
- List Price: $16.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
- Publish date: 10/01/2000
How much did "making it new" have to do with "making it"? For the four "outsider poets" considered in this book -- Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Louis Zukofsky, and Ted Berrigan -- the connection was everything. At once a social history of literary ambition in America in the fifties and sixties and a uniquely collective form of literary biography, Career Moves offers an intimate account of the postwar poetry underground.
Making the controversial claim that anti-Establishment poets were at least as "careerist" as their mainstream peers, Libbie Rifkin shows how the nature of these poets' ambition actually defined postwar avant-garde identity. In doing so, she clarifies the increasingly complicated, and increasingly important, link between the crafting of a literary career and the defining of a literary canon. A lively and compelling look at the making of four notable poetic careers, Career Moves helps us understand how modern American literature found its distinctive voice after World War II and how the business of writing has become ever more sophisticated.
Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or
Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s).
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