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A Companion to Poetic Genre (Blackwell Companions to

A spouse to Poetic style brings jointly over forty contributions from best teachers to supply severe overviews of poetic genres and their glossy adaptations.

  • Covers a wide variety of poetic cultural traditions from Britain, eire, North the United States, Japan and the Caribbea
  • Summarises many genres from their earliest origins to their newest renderings
  • The in simple terms full-length severe assortment to accommodate glossy diversifications of poetic genres
  • Contributors contain Bernard O’Donoghue, Stephen Burt, Jahan Ramazani, and plenty of different amazing students of poetry and poetics

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Television, only just emerging, already had a past worthy of note. 2 The Honeymooners “Better Living Through TV” November 12, 1955 A n CBS woman stands in her dilapidated kitchen in her threadbare apartment, plunging a clogged sink. Vigorously thrusting the plunger in and out until the foul bubbling subsides, she is a harried housewife at her occasionally rank daily work. It would be hard to imagine many of the other television programs of the 1950s featuring a clogged sink as prominently. The Honeymooners made it the very first scene of its first episode.

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