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Modernist Cybernetics and the Poetry of Knowledge

ROBERT CRAWFORD

in The Modern Poet

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780199269327
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191699382 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269327.003.0005
Modernist Cybernetics and the Poetry of Knowledge

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This chapter examines the works of several poets who formed part of the artistic movement called modernism which started in 1919. These poets include T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. Unlike other poets, Eliot and Pound completed their university education and they wrote their poems brimming with academic training. Thus, their poetry registered longing, a jagged sense of pain, accompanied by a heavy load of postgraduate learning. This chapter also suggests that their works are examples of thoroughgoing poetry of knowledge.

Keywords: poets; modernism; T. S. Eliot; Ezra Pound; university education; poetry of knowledge

Chapter.  22072 words. 

Subjects: literary studies (poetry and poets)

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