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Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Author: Christopher MacGowan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470779798

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Written by a leading authority on William Carlos Williams, this book provides a wide-ranging and stimulating guide to twentieth-century American poetry. A wide-ranging and stimulating critical guide to twentieth-century American poetry. Written by a leading authority on the innovative modernist poet, William Carlos Williams. Explores the material, historical and social contexts in which twentieth-century American poetry was produced. Includes a biographical dictionary of major writers with extended entries on poets ranging from Robert Frost to Adrienne Rich. Contains a section on key texts considering major works, such as ‘The Waste Land’, ‘North & South’, ‘Howl’ and ‘Ariel’. The final section draws out key themes, such as American poetry, politics and war, and the process of anthologizing at the end of the century.

The Cambridge Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Poetry

The Cambridge Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Author: Christopher Beach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521891493

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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The Cambridge Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Poetry is designed to give readers a brief but thorough introduction to the various movements, schools, and groups of American poets in the twentieth century. It will help readers to understand and analyze modern and contemporary poems. The first part of the book deals with the transition from the nineteenth-century lyric to the modernist poem, focussing on the work of major modernists such as Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, and W. C. Williams. In the second half of the book, the focus is on groups such as the poets of the Harlem Renaissance, the New Critics, the Confessionals, and the Beats. In each chapter, discussions of the most important poems are placed in the larger context of literary, cultural, and social history.

The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry

The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Author: Charles Altieri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405152273

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Written by a leading critic, this invigorating introduction to modernist American poetry conveys the excitement that can be generated by a careful reading of modernist poems. Encourages readers to identify with the modernists’ sense of the revolutionary possibilities of their art. Embraces four generations of modernist American poets up through to the 1980s. Gives readers a sense of the ambitions, the disillusionments and the continuities of modernist poetry. Includes close readings of particular poems which show how readers can use these works to connect with what concerns them.

A Concise Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetry

A Concise Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Author: Stephen Fredman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405141444

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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This Concise Companion gives readers a rich sense of how thepoetry produced in the United States during the twentieth centuryis connected to the country’s intellectual life more broadly. Helps readers to fully appreciate the poetry of the period bytracing its historical and cultural contexts. Written by prominent specialists in the field. Places the poetry of the period within contexts such as: war;feminism and the female poet; poetries of immigration andmigration; communism and anti-communism; philosophy andtheory. Each chapter ranges across the entire century, comparing poetsfrom one part of the century to those of another. New syntheses make the volume of interest to scholars as wellas students and general readers.

Pastoral, Pragmatism, and Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Pastoral, Pragmatism, and Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Author: A. Mikkelsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230117150

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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In the first expansive study of American pastoral since Leo Marx's The Machine in the Garden , Mikkelsen reinvigorates discussion of this literary mode as a form of cultural commentary whose subjects extend beyond the simple or rustic life to encompass the major social, economic, and political transformations of the past century.

Humor, Empathy, and Community in Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Humor, Empathy, and Community in Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Author: Rachel Trousdale

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192895714

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Humor, Empathy, and Community in Twentieth-Century American Poetry explores how American poets of the last hundred years have used laughter to create communities of readers and writers. For poets slightly outside of the literary or social mainstream, humor encourages mutual understanding and empathic insight among artist, audience, and subject. As a result, laughter helps poets reframe and reject literary, political, and discursive hierarchies--whether to overturn those hierarchies, or to place themselves at the top. While theorists like Freud and Bergson argue that laughter patrols and maintains the boundary between in-group and out-group, this volume shows how laughter helps us cross or re-draw those boundaries. Poets who practice such constructive humor promote a more democratic approach to laughter. Humor reveals their beliefs about their audiences and their attitudes toward the Romantic notion that poets are exceptional figures. When poets use humor to promote empathy, they suggest that poetry's ethical function is tied to its structure: empathy, humor, and poetry identify shared patterns among apparently disparate objects. This book explores a broad range of serious approaches to laughter: the inclusive, community-building humor of W. H. Auden and Marianne Moore; the self-aggrandizing humor of Ezra Pound; the self-critical humor of T. S. Eliot; Sterling Brown's antihierarchical comedy; Elizabeth Bishop's attempts to balance mockery with sympathy; and the comic epistemologies of Lucille Clifton, Stephanie Burt, Cathy Park Hong, and other contemporary poets. It charts a developing poetics of laughter in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, showing how humor can be deployed to embrace, to exclude, and to transform.

Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century

Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century

Author: Eric L. Haralson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317763222

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 866

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The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.

A History of Twentieth-Century American Women's Poetry

A History of Twentieth-Century American Women's Poetry

Author: Linda A. Kinnahan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316495551

Category: Literary Criticism

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A History of Twentieth-Century American Women's Poetry explores the genealogy of modern American verse by women from the early twentieth century to the millennium. Beginning with an extensive introduction that charts important theoretical contributions to the field, this History includes wide-ranging essays that illuminate the legacy of American women poets. Organized thematically, these essays survey the multilayered verse of such diverse poets as Edna St Vincent Millay, Marianne Moore, Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich, and Audre Lorde. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History also devotes special attention to the lasting significance of feminist literary criticism. This book is of pivotal importance to the development of women's poetry in America and will serve as an invaluable reference for specialists and students alike.