Poetry and antipoetry : a study of selected aspects of Max Jacob's poetic style
French language Literary style Jacob, Max,
U.N.C. Dept. of Romance Languages 1976EISBN 9781469647388
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.