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'Through open limits': the early poetry of J. H. Prynne

Robinson, Josh 2010. 'Through open limits': the early poetry of J. H. Prynne. Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry 2 (1) , pp. 61-76.

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The earliest work collected in J.H. Prynne’s Poems exhibits striking differences from his 1962 collection Force of Circumstance, and Other Poems, differences that are perhaps exacerbated by the exclusion of this collection from all three editions of Poems. In this article, I investigate the transition between Force of Circumstance and the poems later collected in Kitchen Poems and The White Stones in relation to Prynne’s 1961 essay on phenomenology, ‘Resistance and Difficulty’, focusing both on the changes in prosodic and poetic concerns and on their consequences for the ways in which we might attend to the task of interpreting the poems, considering some of the relationships between meaning, stress and prosody.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Publisher: Gylphi Limited
ISSN: 1758-972X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:21

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