The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 8, Poetry and Criticism, 1940-1995

The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 8, Poetry and Criticism, 1940-1995

by Sacvan Bercovitch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521497337

ISBN-13: 9780521497336

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

IVolume 8, concerned with works of poetry and criticism written between 1940 and the present, brings together two different sets of materials and narrative forms: the aesthetic and the institutional. Discarding the traditional synoptic overview of major figures, von Hallberg, Graff, and Carton settle in favor of a history from the inside--a history of interstices

Overview

IVolume 8, concerned with works of poetry and criticism written between 1940 and the present, brings together two different sets of materials and narrative forms: the aesthetic and the institutional. Discarding the traditional synoptic overview of major figures, von Hallberg, Graff, and Carton settle in favor of a history from the inside--a history of interstices and relations, equal to the task of considering the contexts of art, power, and criticism in which it is set.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521497336
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Series:
Cambridge History of American Literature Series
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Poetry, Politics, and Intellectuals Robert Von Hallberg: 1. The place of poetry in the Culture, 1945-1950; 2. Politics; 3. Rear-guards; 4. Avant-gardes; 5. Authenticity; 6. Translation; Conclusion: the place of poets 1995; Appendix I: Biographies of Poets; Part II. Criticism Since 1940 Evan Carton and Gerald Graff: Introduction; 1. Politics and American criticism; 2. The emergence of academic criticism; 3. The nationalising of the new criticism; 4. The canon, the academy, and gender; 5. Deconstruction and post-structuralism; 6. From textuality to materiality; 7. Cultural and historical studies; Conclusion: academic criticism and its discontents; Appendix II: Biographies of critics; Chronology 1940-1945; Bibliography.

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