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Contents Preface Chapter 1. Introduction: Scandal and Offense Part I. Historical: Attack and Defense Chapter 2. Attack Chapter 3. Defense Part II. Theoretical: Four Offenses Chapter 4. Gesture Chapter 5. Drama Chapter 6. Fiction Chapter 7. Trope Part III. Critical: Studies in Antithetical Offense Chapter 8. Vico and Blake: Poetic Logic as Offense Chapter 9. Blake and Joyce: Friends in Offense Chapter 10. Joyce Cary's Antitheticality and His Politics of Experience Chapter 11. Seamus Heaney's Criticism and the Antithetical Chapter 12. The Double Offense of Great Bad Poetry; or, McGonagall Apotheosized Epilogue: Reminders Not Quite Gentle Index
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Poetry -- History and criticism.