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A Companion to Poetic Genre

eISBN: 9781444336733
Print publication date: 2012

Subject Literature

Period 2000 - present

Key-Topics poetry

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781444336733.2012.x

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A Companion to Poetic Genre

This eagerly awaited companion features over 40 contributions from leading academics around the world, and offers critical overviews of numerous poetic genres. Covering a range of cultural traditions from Britain, Ireland, North America, Japan and the Caribbean, amongst others, this valuable collection considers ancient genres such as the elegy, the ode, the ghazal and the ballad, before moving on to Medieval and Renaissance genres originally invented or codified by the Troubadours or poets who followed in their wake. It also approaches genres driven by theme, such as the calypso and found poetry. Each chapter begins by defining the genre in its initial stages, charting historical developments and finally assessing its latest mutations, be they structural, thematic, parodic, assimilative or subversive.

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MARTINY, ERIK (ed). A Companion to Poetic Genre. Blackwell Publishing, 2012. Blackwell Reference Online. 20 July 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781444336733_9781444336733>

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