This is the fullest account to date of American poetry and literary criticism in the Modernist period.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Modernist Lyric in the Culture of Capital Andrew Dubois and Frank Lentricchia: 1. Anthologies and audience, genteel to modern; 2. Robert Frost; 3. Wallace Stevens; 4. T. S. Eliot; 5. Ezra Pound; Epilogue; Part II. Poetry in the Machine Age Irene Ramalho Santos: 1. Gertrude Stein: the poet as master of repetition; 2. William Carlos Williams: in search of a western dialect; 3. H. D.: a poet between worlds; 4. Marianne Moore: a voracity of contemplation; 5. Hart Crane: tortured with history; 6. Langston Hughes: the color of modernism; Part III. Literary Criticism William Cain: Preface; 1. Inventing American literature; 2. Intellectuals, cultural critics, men and women of letters; 3. Southerners, agrarians, and New Critics: the institutions of a modern criticism.
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