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Poetry of the Possible: Spontaneity, Modernism, and the Multitude

Poetry of the Possible: Spontaneity, Modernism, and the Multitude (Paperback)

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The Poetry of the Possible challenges the conventional image of modernism as a socially phobic formation, arguing that modernism's abstractions and difficulties are ways of imagining unrealized powers of collective self-organization. Establishing a conceptual continuum between modernism and contemporary theorists such as Paulo Virno, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, and Alain Badiou, Joel Nickels rediscovers modernism's attempts to document the creative potenza of the multitude.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: poetry & poetsEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 -Analytical philosophy & Logical Positivism Publisher: University of Minnesota Press Publication Date: 01/07/2012 ISBN-13: 9780816676095  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Joel Nickels is assistant professor of English at the University of Miami.

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