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A jacket commemorating the Germans as champions of the 1990 World Cup is out of date two weeks after the event has passed.
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A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message, an advent of sense.
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As witnesses that the things were not done in a corner.
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Does a deconstruction work also for the other side of the debate, namely, the objective-subjective lyric? This may depend on no more than the degree to which it resists standard conventions of thought.
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Experience has ceded to a series of happenings, about which the most we can expect is information.
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In an age where history is recorded on T-shirts, the very notion of dwelling on the deep structure of an experience has come to appear both arcane and archaic.
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In recent decades this symbolic or metaphorical lyric has given way to one which leans toward metonymy.
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It is also to be expected that the poems of the intimists should pose similar resistance to their lyrical surface.
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Language appeals to the lyricists insofar as it promises to reveal the subject; it appeals to the antilyricists insofar as it promises to help us transcend that subject.
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Less sympathetic to these developments of the new lyric than even Mengaldo are critics who see them as symptoms of a quixotic endeavor to capture the immediate in writing.
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Most film directors do not come up with their own subjects or write their own screenplays.
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No art form points like poetry to this originality of language as to its essential and abiding concern.
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One of many ways in which Italian poetry of recent decades can be characterized is in terms of two opposing camps: lyricists and antilyricists.
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Other, far fewer, directors are more like the composer - conceptualizing the piece, scoring it, distributing its musical lines among a range of registers, chords, and instruments.
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Reading these writings back to back with Antonioni's films is somewhat like studying a poet's drafts of his poems, a novelist's outlines for a novel.
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Still the question remains of what actually speaks in a poem, if not subjectivity as historically constructed.
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The aesthetics of the mass media replaces the lyric thing-symbol with a new type of conjunction of reality and image, with something no doubt more hollow but also more immediately comprehensible.
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The antilyric, by contrast, is a poem contesting its traditional purpose, whether this be conceived as the union of sound and sense, the representation of an experience or mood, or the aesthetics of expression at large.
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The lyric achieves this distinction when it resists the instrumentalization of language, the antilyric when it acknowledges language's historicity.
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The lyric and the antilyric can be fully distinguished only in their theoretical ambitions.
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The question left over is whether their interests can be directed to a new level, where what is at stake are neither the pleasures of mimetic expression nor the fascinating complexities of signification, but rather the question directed by poetry to the conventions of discursive understanding.
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The work of Rosselli, for example, demands to be read not merely as a musical objectification of subjective recollection but also as active attempts at semantic invention.
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To liberate words means first to shatter their function as vehicles of idea, memory, hope, or regret.
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Today, however, the communicative-interpretive burden no longer falls primarily on writing.
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Unlike metaphor, metonymy does not try to fuse images together.
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What speaks, when a poem is successful, is subjectivity stripped of its form, of its habits of thought, of its linguistic props and self-conceptions.
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Whether lyrical or antilyrical, the paradox of poetic significance is that it voices this voiceless subjectivity.
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With the question of the effect of a poem, the topic of investigation shifts from that of textual autonomy to textual reception - to the issue of what we actually look for or find in reading a poem.
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