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Counter-revolution of the Word: The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945-1960
     

Counter-revolution of the Word: The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945-1960

by Alan Filreis
 

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Counter-revolution of the Word: The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945-1960

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Counter-revolution of the Word: The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945-1960

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One of the most provocative analyses of mid-century American poetry this year. . . . A highly readable and attractive volume. . . . An excellent resource both for those who differ from and those who agree with its ideological premise.—Year's Work in English Studies

Reveal[s] a deep relationship between poetry and politics rooted in the postwar period . . . [and] speaks to political histories of the roles and forms of contemporary American poetry.—Against the Current

Explores in great depth the antimodernist literary movement of the mid 20th century.—Wordsalad

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469614663
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/03/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Counter-revolution of the Word is a magnificent feat of archival research, sensitive to ironic and contrary strains within adversarial political and cultural camps. Alan Filreis brilliantly troubles all previous narratives of the fate of modern U.S. poetry in the Cold War era by vivifying forgotten poems, reviews, and scholarly books, as well as scrutinizing literary debates, correspondence, and thwarted careers. This is a rare, distinctive, and landmark model of original scholarship that dialogically addresses major as well as minor writers with wit and a personal voice.—Alan M. Wald, University of Michigan

Meet the Author

Alan Filreis is Kelly Professor of English, faculty director of the Kelly Writers House, and director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of three other books, including Modernism from Right to Left: Wallace Stevens, the Thirties, and Literary Radicalism.

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