The Zukofsky Era: Modernity, Margins, and the Avant-Garde
The Zukofsky Era: Modernity, Margins, and the Avant-Garde

The Zukofsky Era: Modernity, Margins, and the Avant-Garde

by Ruth Jennison


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421427010
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2018
Series: Hopkins Studies in Modernism
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ruth Jennison is an associate professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

I The Uneven Poetics of Radical Parataxis

1 Zukofsky: The Political Economy of Revolutionary Modernism 29

2 G. Oppen, Materialiste: Cinematic Capitalism 69

II The Commodity's Inscape

3 Zukofsky: The Voice of the Fetish 103

4 Niedecker: The Interior Voice Commodified 137

III The Objectivist Reflex

5 Zukofsky: Counterfetishistic Literacy 175

Appendix 204

Notes 205

Index 227

What People are Saying About This

Mark Scroggins

An original and compelling piece of scholarly work, The Zukofsky Era arrives at an especially opportune moment: it is the first closely integrated and theoretically sophisticated, full-length discussion of the Objectivists, a group of poets who are receiving increasing critical attention. Jennison's materialist reading of these late-born modernists will no doubt go far toward setting the terms of debate over Objectivist poetry for some time to come.

Mark Scroggins, author of The Poem of a Life: A Biography of Louis Zukofsky and Louis Zukofsky and the Poetry of Knowledge

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