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Robert Duncan and Pindar's Dance

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHip Sublime
Subtitle of host publicationBeat Writers and the Classical Tradition
EditorsSheila Murnaghan, Ralph M. Rosen
PublisherOhio University Press
Pages160-83
Accepted/In press2016
Published2018

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Abstract

The American modernist poet Robert Duncan is often represented in anthologies by ‘A Poem Beginning with a Line by Pindar’. In fact, Pindaric elements are a feature of several of Duncan’s collections of verse. Despite this, Duncan’s engagement with Pindar has received little critical attention. This article sets out some of the Pindaric features of Duncan’s work, and explores the significance of Pindaric motifs for an understanding of Duncan’s poetics.

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