Google full text of our books:

     
bookjacket

Lucifer in Harness:
American Meter, Metaphor, and Diction
Edwin S. Fussell

Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 | £24.95 | ISBN: 9780691618845
Hardcover | 2016 | $74.95 | £62.95 | ISBN: 9780691645810
200 pp. | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
Add to Shopping Cart

Google full text of this book:
 

For nearly two hundred years the rebellious American poet has been reluctantly harnessed to the English language and literary tradition. In a triptych of essays, Edwin Fussell attempts "to explore the fundamental dilemma of American poetry as it appears in the three crucial fields of meter, metaphor, and poetic diction, the three crucial fields of American poetry (taken as a whole) most studiously avoided by American scholars, but not, as I intend to show, by American poets."

Writing in a provocative critical style attuned to the poets he discusses, Edwin Fussell explores the dilemma of the American poet who wants to write a distinctly "American" poetry but must do so in a language imbued with the sensibility of English poetry and culture. Because these are different from and sometimes antithetical to American cultural ideals and commitments, the harness chafes. The emphasis is on those poets who have successfully created a truly American poetry—Poe, Whitman, Pound, Eliot, and Williams—but the author also discusses Hart Crane, Wallace Stevens, Emerson, Bryant, Lowell, and Frost, among others.

Originally published in 1973.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Another Princeton book authored or coauthored by Edwin S. Fussell:

Series:

Subject Area:

  • For hardcover/paperback orders in United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

 Paperback : $29.95 ISBN: 9780691618845

Add to shopping cart

 Hardcover : $74.95 ISBN: 9780691645810

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart

  • For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

 Hardcover  £62.95 ISBN: 9780691645810

Add to shopping cart

 Paperback  £24.95 ISBN: 9780691618845

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart

Prices subject to change without notice

File created: 3/3/2017

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Princeton Legacy Library
Exam/Desk Copy
Textbooks
Media/Reviewers
Rights/Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share 
Send me emails
about new books in:
American Literature
More Choices