dc.contributor.author Aaron Deveson en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-12T07:23:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-12T07:23:35Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-??
dc.description.abstract The publication in 2013 of The Palm Beach Effect, a book of critical “reflections” on Michael Hofmann, confirmed the importance of this British but German-born poet, translator, and critic. Picking up where some of the contributors to this recent volume left off, this article evaluates a major part of Hofmann’s poetic career through a focus on his cosmopolitanism, and is an attempt to find out what sort of cosmopolitan poet Hofmann has been, at a time when his poetic voice has gone mostly quiet. Hofmann’s poetry is explored on its own terms and through the prism of some recent sociological and other theoretical writing on cosmopolitanism, including the idealistic Europeanist and globalist work of Gerard Delanty.The investigation begins with a close-read and contextual analysis of the cosmopolitanism of Hofmann’s Nights in the Iron Hotel (1983) and, especially, Acrimony (1986). Though these works deploy a variety of anti-imperial figures, I suggest that their way of using European culture to hold Hofmann’s father, the author Gert Hofmann, to account for the displacement suffered by his poet-son adds up to a powerfully internalized but ultimately Eurocentric form of cosmopolitanism. The article goes on to contrast this early phase of Hofmann’s writing with the poems of Corona, Corona (1993), with special emphasis on the Mexico-set travel sequence at the end of that book. I argue that it is in the expansively historical and materialist poetry of this later volume—where Hofmann stages a memorably polyglot encounter between local and global forms of capitalism through an awareness of shared yet differently “rooted” inauthenticity—that this writer approaches the limits of his and “British” poetry’s cosmopolitan imagination. A final section considers the drift away from an engagement with the “stranger” (Appiah) in Hofmann’s later books, as well as the implications of his recent poetic silences. en_US
dc.identifier 243C6165-79D3-CCBE-B102-23496EE44E52
dc.identifier.uri http://rportal.lib.ntnu.edu.tw:80/handle/20.500.12235/84186
dc.language 英文
dc.publisher 英語學系 zh_tw
dc.publisher Department of English, NTNU en_US
dc.relation 43(1),245-272
dc.relation.ispartof 同心圓:文學與文化研究 zh_tw
dc.subject.other Michael Hofmann en_US
dc.subject.other British poetry en_US
dc.subject.other cosmopolitanism en_US
dc.subject.other Eurocentrism en_US
dc.subject.other travel writing en_US
dc.title.alternative The Limits of Cosmopolitanism in the Poetry of Michael Hofmann zh_tw
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