The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry: Modernism and After / Edition 1

The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry: Modernism and After / Edition 1

by Charles Altieri
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405121076

ISBN-13: 9781405121071

Pub. Date: 07/28/2009

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405121071
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature Series , #1
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments.

List of Abbreviations.

1 Introduction: The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry: An Overview.

2 The New Realism in Modernist Poetry: Pound and Williams.

3 The Doctrine of Impersonality and Modernism’s War on Rhetoric: Eliot, Loy, and Moore.

4 How Modernist Poetics Failed and Efforts at Renewal: Williams, Oppen, and Hughes.

5 The Return to Rhetoric in Modernist Poetry: Stevens and Auden.

6 Modernist Dilemmas and Early Post-Modernist Responses.

Notes.

Works Cited.

Further Reading.

Index

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