A Coherent Splendor: The American Poetic Renaissance, 1910-1950 / Edition 1

A Coherent Splendor: The American Poetic Renaissance, 1910-1950 / Edition 1

by Albert Gelpi
ISBN-10:
052138687X
ISBN-13:
9780521386876
Pub. Date:
02/28/1990
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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A Coherent Splendor: The American Poetic Renaissance, 1910-1950 / Edition 1

In this book Professor Gelpi traces the emergence of American Modernist poetry as a reaction to, and outgrowth of, the Romantic ideology of the nineteenth century. He focuses on the remarkable generation of poets who came to maturity in the years of the First World War and whose works constitute the principal body of poetic Modernism in English. This large historical argument is developed through monographic chapters on the poets which include close readings of their major poems. Comprehensive in scope and subtle in its analysis, Gelpi's book promises to be one of the major studies of American poetry for years to come.

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ISBN-13: 9780521386876
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/28/1990
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the Janus-face of Romanticism and Modernism; 1. Robert Frost and John Crowe Ransom: Diptych of Ironists, the Woodsman and the Chevalier; 2. Wallace Stevens: World as Mundo, Mundo as world; 3. T. S. Eliot: The lady between the yew trees; 4. Ezra Pound: Between Kung and Eleusis; 5. H. D.: Helen in Bethlehem, Hilda in Egypt; 6. William Carlos Williams: Mother-Son and Paterson; 7. Allen Tate and Hart Crane: Diptych with Demons and Angels Coda; Yvor Winters and Robinson Jeffers: The Janus-face of anti-modernism.

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