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date: 14 June 2024

Objectivism (Reznikoff, Zukofsky, Oppen)locked

Objectivism (Reznikoff, Zukofsky, Oppen)locked

  • David L. Gunton

Extract

The objectivist poets—a loose association of American writers named by the poet Louis Zukofsky—distinguished themselves by a common objection to poetic excess and a trademark devotion to representing the world exactly as it is. The group was principally composed of Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, and George Oppen, the three of whom embarked on a series of publishing ventures together in the early 1930s, and also included Carl Rakosi and Lorine Niedecker, both of whom admired Zukofsky's aesthetic program and whose own careers were launched in part by his advocacy.

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  • North American Literatures

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