The Deep Image

Jonathan Mayhew

in Apocryphal Lorca

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780226512037
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226512051 | DOI:
The Deep Image

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This chapter addresses the phenomenon of “deep image” poetry, a movement in midcentury U.S. poetics that reportedly owes a portion of its initial impetus to Lorca. It argues that the debt of deep image poetry to Lorca is less substantial than many critics have assumed. The founders of this movement drew inspiration from many sources aside from the “Spanish surrealism,” while Lorca himself has a minor role in the later development of this style.

Keywords: deep image poetry; American poetry; Spanish surrealism; Federico García Lorca

Chapter.  8177 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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