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The hatred of poetry

Ben Lerner

The hatred of poetry

by Ben Lerner

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poetics,
  • Appreciation,
  • History and criticism,
  • Poetry,
  • Public opinion

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBen Lerner
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1031 .L47 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination86 pages
    Number of Pages86
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27212256M
    ISBN 100865478201
    ISBN 109780865478206
    LC Control Number2015038511
    OCLC/WorldCa930576184, 950746644

    Free shipping on orders of $35+ from Target. Read reviews and buy The Hatred of Poetry - by Ben Lerner (Paperback) at Target. Get it today with Same Day Delivery, Order Pickup or Drive Up. Get this from a library! The hatred of poetry. [Ben Lerner] -- "No art has been denounced as often as poetry. It's even bemoaned by poets: "I, too, dislike it," wrote Marianne Moore. "Many more people agree they hate poetry," Ben Lerner writes, "than can agree.

    Jun 07,  · But perhaps most remarkable is just how entertaining, how witty and passionate and funny, The Hatred of Poetry is. The book is polemical, no doubt, but reading it is less like overhearing a professor’s lecture than like listening to a professor entertain a crowd of students over pints after class.2/4(13). Hatred is a poison that fills your body. It becomes impossible to think of anything else but the object of your hatred. If you don't encounter the person you hate for awhile, the hatred can spread throughout your body. You may be under the impression that the feeling is gone. The truth is that is has spread like a cancer. It is very important if possible to tell the person who you are angry.

    Jul 14,  · I had so much fun reading Ben Lerner’s The Hatred of Poetry last week. As you can tell from the title, the essay is about why we hate poetry. I thought that the book would be either a justification of this hatred, or perhaps a justification with a twist ending that would explain why we should all love poetry. It’s actually neither of those flatmountaingirls.com: Bronwyn Averett. ‘Many more people agree they hate poetry,’ Ben Lerner writes, ‘than can agree what poetry is. I, too, dislike it and have largely organized my life around it and do not experience that as a contradiction because poetry and the hatred of poetry are inextricable in ways it is my purpose to explore.’.


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“The Hatred of Poetry is one of the The hatred of poetry book denunciations of the genre of lyric poetry I have read―and one of the more intriguing defenses it offers two for the price of one, and this is its insight.” ―Meghan O’Rourke, Bookforum “Lerner is a fine critic, with a lucid style and quicksilver mindCited by: 7.

If anything could make me hate poetry, it would be The Hatred of Poetry. Lerner's little book is ponderously dull, troubling itself about the impossible "universality" of the perfect poem – a paradox without flatmountaingirls.com can only compose poems that, when read with perfect contempt, clear a place for the genuine Poem that never appears/5.

Jun 08,  · “The Hatred of Poetry is one of the best denunciations of the genre of lyric poetry I have read―and one of the more intriguing defenses it offers two for the price of one, and this is its The hatred of poetry book ―Meghan O’Rourke, Bookforum “Lerner is a fine critic, with a lucid style and quicksilver mind/5(42).

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In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel. “The Hatred of Poetry is one of the best denunciations of the genre of lyric poetry I have read—and one of the more intriguing defenses it offers two for the price of one, and this is its insight.” —Meghan O’Rourke, Bookforum “Lerner is a fine critic, with a lucid style and quicksilver mind.

Jun 07,  · Ben Lerner writes, "Many more people agree they hate poetry than can agree what poetry is. I, too, dislike it and have largely organized my life around it and do not experience that as a contradiction because poetry and the hatred of poetry are inextricable in /5(36).

Jul 08,  · Mr. Lerner’s own poetry, like his fiction, has a habit of floating off in directions that the reader does not anticipate. “The Hatred of Poetry” expands on that signature move. “I, too, dislike it.” Inevitably Ben Lerner’s slim book The Hatred of Poetry begins with the opening salvo from Marianne Moore’s poem “Poetry,” which conveyed (in four crisp, if.

Jun 09,  · 'The Hatred Of Poetry' Feels Personal Novelist Ben Lerner takes on poetry in his new book, an academic dissection of the ways we love and hate. Jun 07,  · "The hatred of poetry is internal to the art," writes Lerner, because it is the task of the poet and poetry reader to use the heat of that hatred to burn the actual off the virtual like fog." The author pays homage to the individual, solitary nature of poetry and its refusal to be tamed or coddled, but he does the act of reading no flatmountaingirls.com: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Jan 26,  · In his book of literary commentary, The Hatred of Poetry, Lerner posits a very different role for art in modernity, one that turns not on the willing suspension of disbelief, but on our “embarrassment” that poems and novels exist at all.

Beginning from the memorable opening words of Marianne Moore’s “Poetry”—“I, too, dislike it. For the sort of book that it is, its very good: thoughtful and leaving the reading thinking and wanting more. The first half is especially insightful; the third quarter of the essay, dealing with some topics in American poetry was odd and could have edited out; and the last part was insightful and forceful with the characterization of poetry.

Jul 01,  · "The Hatred of Poetry is one of the best denunciations of the genre of lyric poetry I have read--and one of the more intriguing defenses it offers two for the price of one, and this is its insight."--Meghan O'Rourke, Bookforum "Lerner is a fine critic, with a lucid style and quicksilver mind/5.

I have been troubled all of my life by the concept generally accepted socially as an identity, usually tied to the way one makes a living. Is one a poet or an engineer or a carpenter because that is a way to make an income or can one be more realistic and accept that we are all human animals and sleep and eat and produce children and, perhaps, snore.

Jun 07,  · No art has been denounced as often as poetry. It's even bemoaned by poets: "I, too, dislike it," wrote Marianne Moore. "Many more people agree they hate poetry," Ben Lerner writes, "than can agree what poetry is.

I, too, dislike it and have largely organized my life around it and do not experience that as a contradiction because poetry and the hatred of poetry are inextricable in ways it. The Hatred of Poetry By Ben Lerner (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 86pp., $12) “I too dislike it”: in his witty and appealing new book—more accurately an extended essay of 80+ pages—Ben Lerner puts forth a very simple if provocative thesis: we hate poetry because no individual poem can measure up to the ideal of poetry as something exalted and beyond human reach: Poetry arises from the.

"The hatred of poetry is internal to the art,” writes Lerner, because it is the task of the poet and poetry reader to use the heat of that hatred to burn the actual off the virtual like fog." The author pays homage to the individual, solitary nature of poetry and its refusal to be tamed or coddled, but he does the act of reading no favors.

Aug 28,  · The novelist and poet Ben Lerner’s new book, THE ­HATRED OF POETRY (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, paper, $12), has a title that will strike some. Praise for "The Hatred of Poetry" "In lucid and luminous prose, poet and novelist Lerner () explores why many people share his aversion to poetry, which he attributes, paradoxically, to the deeply held belief that poetry ought to have tremendous cultural value/5(37).

Jun 30,  · What do we want from poetry. To read a poem is, on some level, to loathe it—both poem and poet aspire to fulfill a set of impossible expectations from the culture.

In his new book, The Hatred of Poetry, Ben Lerner argues that a disdain for poetry is inextricable. I, too, dislike it and have largely organized my life around it and do not experience that as a contradiction because poetry and the hatred of poetry are inextricable in ways it is my purpose to explore."In this inventive and lucid essay, Lerner takes the hatred of poetry as the starting point of his defense of the art.Jun 07,  · No art has been denounced as often as poetry.

It's even bemoaned by poets: "I, too, dislike it," wrote Marianne Moore. "Many more people agree they hate poetry," Ben Lerner writes, "than can agree what poetry is.

I, too, dislike it and have largely organized my life around it and do not experience that as a contradiction because poetry and the hatred of poetry are inextricable in ways it /5(77).Hatred. Hatred. Its face twisted in a grimace. of erotic ecstasy. Oh these other feelings, listless weaklings.

Since when does brotherhood draw crowds? Has compassion ever finished first? Does doubt ever really rouse the rabble? Only hatred has just what it takes. Gifted, diligent, hard-working. Need we mention all the songs it has composed?