Mary Barnard, American Imagist

Mary Barnard, American Imagist

by Sarah Barnsley

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ISBN-13: 9781438448572
Publisher: state University of New York Press
Publication date: 12/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Sarah Barnsley is Lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Chronology

1. “Spare But Musical”: The Poetry of Mary Barnard

2. Late Imagism

2.1 “The Only Really Worthwhile Piece of Poetry Criticism I Had Ever Read”: Pound’s Imagism
2.2 Barnard’s Imagist Local
2.3 “Sand Is the Beginning and the End/Of Our Dominion”: Barnard, H.D., and the Gender of Imagism
2.4 “We Can’t Get to the World Hard Enough or Fast Enough… We Just Must Write”: Barnard, Williams, and American Imagism

3. “A Would-Be Sappho”

3.1 Sappho and the Imagists
3.2 Barnard’s Sapphic Imagism
3.3 Barnard’s Sapphic-American Modernism

4. “A New Way of Measuring Verse”

4.1 Barnard and Pound: An ABC of Metrics
4.2 The Weighted Syllable
4.3 “A Well-Conceived Form within which Modification May Exist”: Barnard, Williams, and the Question of American Measure
4.4 “An Idiom AND a Swing”: Sappho: A New Translation

5. “A Bright Particular Excellence”: The Achievement of Mary Barnard

Epilogue: The Mary Barnard Papers: A Note

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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