Speaking And Language: Defence Of Poetry

Speaking And Language Defence Of Poetry None

  • Title: Speaking And Language: Defence Of Poetry
  • Author: Paul Goodman
  • ISBN: 9780704500068
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. More a critique of linguistics than a defense of poetry, Goodman's book is smart, a little too self-referential for its own good (Goodman's favorite thinker may be Paul Goodman), and open to a lot of critiques itself. Still, there are some gems about poetry among these sentences, though I want more.

    2. I can’t remember how this book arrived on my to-read list, but I went through the trouble of tracking down a used copy, so it must have been a convincing recommendation.The “Defense of Poetry” subtitle is largely a tease — a reference to other works with similar titles that Goodman was apparently thinking about when he wrote this. Most of the book is about linguistics and speech, and it’s not uninteresting, but I still struggled to get immersed in the ideas presented. Eventually he [...]

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