judgments

“The Imminence of a Revelation Not Yet Produced”: Ashbery and the Pragmatist Sublime

June 24, 2013
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“The imminence of a revelation not yet produced” is a remarkable formulation for describing the process of the future unfolding, and it is what I hope to signify by the term the “pragmatist sublime.”

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The Ironic and the Un-Ironic: the Role of the Hero in Ashbery and Creeley

January 21, 2013
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If Ashbery’s poems are premised, if distantly, on a hope for the future, a hope for new imaginary communities, a hope for a new way of speaking, Creeley’s poem are cynical about the future, isolated from community, and unable to even speak.

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