Poetics of the Body

Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Bishop, Marilyn Chin, and Marilyn Hacker

  • Authors
  • Catherine Cucinella

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Catherine Cucinella
    Pages 1-11
  3. Catherine Cucinella
    Pages 13-25
  4. Catherine Cucinella
    Pages 27-53
  5. Catherine Cucinella
    Pages 55-79
  6. Catherine Cucinella
    Pages 81-105
  7. Catherine Cucinella
    Pages 107-128
  8. Catherine Cucinella
    Pages 129-144
  9. Catherine Cucinella
    Pages 145-154
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 155-179

About this book


Poetics of the Body examines representations of the body in the work of four important twentieth-century poets: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Bishop, Marilyn Chin, and Marilyn Hacker. Drawing on both past and present discussions regarding the place of the body in relation to Western philosophy, gender, sexuality, desire, creative production, and narrative, this study reveals how the poetic bodies in the poetry of these women negotiate the intersecting ideologies that attempt to regulate the body, its characteristics, and its behaviors. Ultimately, this dynamic book considers what it means to possess a body.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-38307-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-10651-2
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