Modern Poetry after Modernism / Edition 1

Modern Poetry after Modernism / Edition 1

by James Longenbach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195101782

ISBN-13: 9780195101782

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


In this book, James Longenbach develops a fresh approach to major American poetry after modernism. Rethinking the influential "breakthrough" narrative, the oft-told story of postmodern poets throwing off their modernist shackles in the 1950s, Longenbach offers a more nuanced perspective. Reading a diverse range of poets--John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Amy…  See more details below

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In this book, James Longenbach develops a fresh approach to major American poetry after modernism. Rethinking the influential "breakthrough" narrative, the oft-told story of postmodern poets throwing off their modernist shackles in the 1950s, Longenbach offers a more nuanced perspective. Reading a diverse range of poets--John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Amy Clampitt, Jorie Graham, Richard Howard, Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell, Robert Pinsky, and Richard Wilbur--Longenbach reveals that American poets since mid- century have not so much disowned their modernist past as extended elements of modernism that other readers have suppressed or neglected to see. In the process, Longenbach allows readers to experience the wide variety of poetries written in our time-- without asking us to choose between them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195101782
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1What Was Postmodern Poetry?3
2Elizabeth Bishop's Bramble Bushes22
3Elizabeth Bishop's Social Conscience35
4Randall Jarrell's Semifeminine Mind49
5Richard Wilbur's Small World65
6John Ashbery's Individual Talent85
7Amy Clampitt's United States102
8Richard Howard's Modern World122
9Robert Pinsky's Social Nature141
10Jorie Graham's Big Hunger158
Notes177
Index197

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