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Silence “even against the language”: George Oppen's poetics of infant joy and infant sorrow

Abstract : This article proposes to address the question of silence in George Oppen’s poetry as the dilemma at its inception, in an effort to see through some of the more crucial critical opacities which still surround his work. Insisting on the poet’s mistrust of language in his poetic experiments, and on the difficulties he encountered with the expression of experience, this analysis presents the notion of infancy as lying implicitly at the heart of the texts.
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Xavier Kalck. Silence “even against the language”: George Oppen's poetics of infant joy and infant sorrow. Etudes Anglaises, Klincksieck, 2009, 62 (1), pp.86. ⟨10.3917/etan.621.0086⟩. ⟨halshs-02904922⟩

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