Archie Randolph Ammons | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by David R. Jarraway

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Archie Randolph Ammons.
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Critical Essay by David R. Jarraway

SOURCE: "Ammons Beside Himself: Poetics of 'The Bleak Periphery,'" in Arizona Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 4, Winter, 1993, pp. 99-116.

In the following essay, Jarraway discusses Ammons's "Essay on Poetics" in relation to American literature.

In the context of American literature, the presentiment of the writer-as-critic or the critic-as-writer is likely to be inherently a more available one than in other literatures. This is due in no small part to the fact that American literature, as Kenneth Dauber pointed out several years ago, "is a literature whose primary concern has always been its own nature," and whose object, even in the classic period of American letters, "[is] its own process," the "act of writing" in other words, "into which all forms of the written are returned." American literature...

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