Poetry and Community - Balz Engler

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Poetry and Community

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Engler, Balz. Poetry and Community. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 1990. ISBN 3-923721-30-X  Order

Preface, 1

I Literature as Performance
1 The Orality of Literature, 11
2 Community and Symbol, 23

3 What is a Classic? 42

4 The Dynamics of Symbolism, 58

5 Rituals and Readings, 72

II The Scandal of Vachel Lindsay
6 Introduction: The Reading Public vs the Audience, 89
7 A Forgotten Poet, 99

8 Lindsay and Midwestern Community, 110

9 Vision: The Audience and the Poet, 122

10 The Performances, 139

11 Communal Composition, 170

Conclusion, 181

Bibliography, 188

Index. 197

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