Letters of Blood and other works in English (pdf)

Letters of Blood and other works in English (pdf) Göran Printz-Påhlson. Edited by Robert Archambeau
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This collection brings together for the first time select works in English by the major Swedish modernist poet and critic Göran Printz-Påhlson. It was Printz-Påhlson who introduced poetic modernism to Scandinavia, and his essays and poems delve deeply into English, American, and continental modernist traditions.

As well as Letters of Blood, the collection includes the full text of "The Words of the Tribe", a major statement on modern poetics, in which Printz-Påhlson explores the significance of primitivism in Romanticism and Modernism, and the nature of metaphor and literary materialism. The collection also includes essays on style, irony, realism, and the relationship between historical drama and historical fiction, as well as studies of American poetry. Printz-Påhlson’s poetry in English continues to explore these themes by different, often surprisingly innovative, means. "Göran Printz-Påhlson will go down in history as the author of some classic poems… and one of Sweden's most learned, innovative and sharp-witted literary critics.
The Independent

Elinor Shaffer

Inbetween: Locating Göran Printz-Påhlson
Robert Archambeau

The Meaning of Place: Some Notes on Göran Printz-Påhlson
Lars-Håkan Svensson

The Words of the Tribe: Primitivism, Reductionism, and Materialism in Modern Poetics
1. Linguistic Primitivism in Modernism and Romanticism
2. Linguistic Reductionism in Poetry Criticism
3. The Material Word: From Imagism to New Criticism to Intertextualism
4. The Polity of Metaphor and the Purity of Diction

Other Prose
Style, Irony, Metaphor and Meaning
Realism as Negation
Historical Drama and Historical Fiction: The Example of Stindberg
The Canon of Literary Modernism: A Note on Abstraction in the Poetry of
Erik Lindegren
The Tradition of Contemporary Swedish Poetry
Kierkegaard the Poet
Surface and Accident: John Ashbery
The Voyages of John Matthias

Letters of Blood: Poems
Part One:
My Interview with I.A. Richards
The Longest-Running Show on Television
The Enormous Comics
Poem Unnamed

Part Two:
Aelius Lamia: Tanka for Robert Hass
Turning Machine
Two Prose Poems
Sir Charles Babbage Returns to Trinity College
Man-Made Monster Surreptitiously Regarding Idyllic Scene
Joe Hill in Prison
Remember the Rosenbergs
When Beaumont and Tocqueville First Visited Sing-Sing
Three Baroque Elegies from Gradiva

Part Three:
Songs of Dock Boggs
In the Style of Scott Skinner
Acrobats on the Radio
To John at Summer Solstice, Before His Return

Part Four:
The Green-Ey’d Monster

Select Bibliography
A Note on the Text

Robert Archambeau is a poet and critic whose books include the study Laureates and
Heretics: Six Careers in American Poetry
(University of Notre Dame Press) and the
poetry collection Home and Variations (Salt Publishing). He has edited several
books, including Word Play Place: Essays on the Poetry of John Matthias (Ohio
University Press) and The &Now Awards: The Best Innovative Writing (&NOW Books).
His writing has appearing in Poetry, Boston Review, PN Review, Pleiades, Chicago
, and many other journals, and he has received grants and awards from the
Academy of American Poets, the Swedish Academy, and other organizations. He has
taught at Lund University in Sweden, and is Professor of English at Lake Forest
College, Illinois.