Modern American Poetry

Modern American Poetry

by Harold Bloom
     
 
Sixteen essays from leading critics examine selected major works of modern American poetry. The volume opens with Kenneth Burke's assessment of motives and motifs in the poetry of Marianne Moore. Other topics include (for example) "The Wasteland" as a series of dramatic monologues; the influences of William Blake and T.S. Eliot on Hart Crane; and lyric realism in the

Overview

Sixteen essays from leading critics examine selected major works of modern American poetry. The volume opens with Kenneth Burke's assessment of motives and motifs in the poetry of Marianne Moore. Other topics include (for example) "The Wasteland" as a series of dramatic monologues; the influences of William Blake and T.S. Eliot on Hart Crane; and lyric realism in the jazz poetics of Langston Hughes. The volume concludes with a chronology of key events in modern American poetry. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791082379
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Bloom's Period Studies
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

Meet the Author

One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom¿s books ¿ about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature ¿ are as erudite as they are accessible.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
July 11, 1930
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >