128 pp., 6 x 9, notes, bibl
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9170-4
Published: January 1976
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Distributed for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Romance Studies
Max Jacob's reputation has traditionally been that of a verbal acrobat. This book is an analysis of the major stylistic devices of his poems and prose poems: puns, parody, and imagery. The author shows how the poet uses rhetorical devices to communicate with his reader. This beautifully unified study reveals the richness and complexity of Jacob's lyrical style, and considerably changes the traditional concept of his poetry.