The Cambridge History of American Literature, Volume 5: Poetry and Criticism, 1900-1950

The Cambridge History of American Literature, Volume 5: Poetry and Criticism, 1900-1950

by Sacvan Bercovitch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521301092

ISBN-13: 9780521301091

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the most complete account to date of American poetry and literary criticism in the Modernist period. Andrew Dubois and Frank Lentricchia examine the work of Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and Wallace Stevens. Irene Ramalho Santos broadens the scope of the poetic scene through attention to a wide diversity of writers--with special emphasis on Gertrude…  See more details below

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This is the most complete account to date of American poetry and literary criticism in the Modernist period. Andrew Dubois and Frank Lentricchia examine the work of Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and Wallace Stevens. Irene Ramalho Santos broadens the scope of the poetic scene through attention to a wide diversity of writers--with special emphasis on Gertrude Stein, Marianne Moore, and Langston Hughes. William Cain traces the rise of an internationalist academic aesthetics and the process by which the study of a distinctive national literature was instituted.

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ISBN-13:
9780521301091
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge History of American Literature Series
Pages:
636
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.42(d)

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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