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American Modernism's Expatriate SceneThe Labour of Translation$
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Daniel Katz

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748625260

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625260.001.0001

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Jack Spicer's After Lorca: Translation as Delocalization

Jack Spicer's After Lorca: Translation as Delocalization

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(p.118) Chapter 6 Jack Spicer's After Lorca: Translation as Delocalization
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American Modernism's Expatriate Scene
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Daniel Katz

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625260.003.0006

This chapter moves beyond the historical time frame of modernism as conventionally accepted, and beyond the biographical frame of expatriation, to see how the legacy of the issues elaborated by the expatriate modernists of the previous generation continues to make itself felt in the work of post-War San Francisco Renaissance poet Jack Spicer. His After Lorca is an adaptation of the Spanish poet explicitly modeled on Ezra Pound's Homage to Sextus Propertius. After Lorca evolves into an intricate set of polemical negotiations. Spicer is wholly aware of language as object itself. The publication history of Lorca's poem already mirrors the central tension of the work, which is to honour the double imperative to both reveal and conceal homoerotic investment, in the poetry of both Whitman and of Lorca. Spicer's work will consistently feature prose, prose poetry and a heavy prose inflection on ‘verse’.

Keywords:   Jack Spicer, After Lorca, Ezra Pound, Sextus Propertius, modernism, delocalisation, poetry

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