Literary Criticism

A Critical Collection on Alejandro Morales

Forging an Alternative Chicano Fiction
Edited by Marc García-MartínezFrancisco A. Lomelí

The fourteen essays included in this compendium examine Morales’ novels and short stories.

Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 2

Mind, Nation, and Power
Edited by Robert von HallbergRobert Faggen

Horace speaks of poetry delighting and instructing. While Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 1 explores the pleasures of poetry—its language, forms, and musicality—volume 2 focuses on the public dimensions.

Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 1

Language, Form, and Music
Edited by Robert von HallbergRobert Faggen

The essays collected in both volumes of Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950 move away from esoteric literary criticism toward a more evaluative and speculative inquiry that will serve as the basis from which poets will be discussed and taught over the next half-century and beyond.

El feliz ingenio neomexicano

Felipe M. Chacón and Poesía y prosa
Edited and Translated by Anna M. NogarA. Gabriel Meléndez

El feliz ingenio neomexicano is a bilingual recovery edition of Obras de Felipe Maximiliano Chacón, el Cantor Neomexicano: Poesía y prosa, the first collection of poetry published by a Mexican American author.

Modernist Poetry and the Limitations of Materialist Theory

The Importance of Constructivist Values
By Charles Altieri

In Modernist Poetry and the Limitations of Materialist Theory, Charles Altieri skillfully dissects the benefits and limitations of Materialist theory for works of art.

Expanding Authorship

Transformations in American Poetry since 1950
By Peter Middleton

Expanding Authorship collects Peter Middleton’s significant essays exploring how the agency of the disputed figure of the author has increasingly extended beyond an individual, narratable self.

Momentous Inconclusions

The Life and Work of Larry Eigner
Edited by Jennifer BartlettGeorge Hart

The essays in this collection examine the breadth of Eigner’s interests and influence, considering issues pertaining to ecopoetics, race and ethnicity, disability, technology, media, soundscapes, phenomenology, and popular culture.

Yours Presently

The Selected Letters of John Wieners
Edited by Michael Seth Stewart

The letters collected in this volume are greatly enhanced by Eileen Myles’s preface and Stewart’s thorough introduction, notes, and brief bios of the poets, writers, artists, and editors with whom Wieners corresponded.

Postmodernism of Resistance in Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction and Poetry

By J. Agustín Pastén B.

Postmodernism of Resistance in Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction and Poetry examines the ways in which Bolaño employs a type of literary aesthetics that subverts traits traditionally associated with postmodernism.

LEGEND

The Complete Facsimile in Context
By Bruce AndrewsCharles BernsteinRay DiPalmaSteve McCafferyRon Silliman
Edited by Matthew HoferMichael Golston

Conceived in 1976 and published in 1980, LEGEND exemplifies the political and linguistic commitments of then-nascent Language writing.

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