Quotation and Modern American Poetry

Quotation and Modern American Poetry
Author: Elizabeth Gregory
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1996-07
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780892633470


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In this volume Elizabeth Gregory addresses a number of key issues surrounding the formation of the American poetic canon. Taking as her primary examples T. S. Eliot's Waste Land, William Carlos Williams' Paterson, and selected poems by Marianne Moore, she examines the ways in which modern American writers struggled with questions of literary authority and cultural identity in relation to pre-existing European models. Gregory focuses on these issues through analysis of the use of quotation in modern and postmodern literature, a practice that was strikingly divergent from the accepted use of literary allusion. Her introduction traces a history of quotation as it has been practiced in literature from classical to modern times. She then focuses on the texts of Eliot, Williams, and Moore--three central figures of American modernism whose work the author believes represents a spectrum of responses to the established European model of poetical discourse. Gregory's selection of Moore also allows her to deal with feminist concerns as they emerge in the more general modernist dialogue. How was a female writer to make use of a literary canon that traditionally excluded female participation? "The implications of Gregory's argument . . . will surely be of especial interest to feminist scholars of American poetry."--Lois Parkinson Zamora, University of Houston.

Anthology of Modern American Poetry

Anthology of Modern American Poetry
Author: Cary Nelson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1249
Release: 2000
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780195122718


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Bringing together over 100 years of creative and vital American poetry in one volume, Anthology of Modern American Poetry includes over 750 poems by 161 American poets ranging from Walt Whitman to Sherman Alexie. It represents not only the traditionally familiar poetic works of the last hundred years but also includes numerous poems by women, minority, and progressive writers only rediscovered in the past two decades. It is also the first anthology to give full treatment to American long poems and poetic sequences.

Modern British Poetry

Modern British Poetry
Author: Louis Untermeyer
Publisher:
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1920
Genre: English poetry
ISBN:


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The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry

The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry
Author: Walter Kalaidjian
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2015-01-19
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1107040361


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The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry offers a critical overview of major and emerging American poets of the twentieth century.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry
Author: Cary Nelson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2012-01-06
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0199921156


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The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry gives readers a cutting-edge introduction to the kaleidoscopic world of American poetry over the last century. Offering a comprehensive approach to the debates that have defined the study of American verse, the twenty-five original essays contained herein take up a wide array of topics: the influence of jazz on the Beats and beyond; European and surrealist influences on style; poetics of the disenfranchised; religion and the national epic; antiwar and dissent poetry; the AIDS epidemic; digital innovations; transnationalism; hip hop; and more. Alongside these topics, major interpretive perspectives such as Marxist, psychoanalytic, disability, queer, and ecocritcal are incorporated. Throughout, the names that have shaped American poetry in the period--Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, Sterling Brown, Hart Crane, William Carlos Williams, Posey, Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, Larry Eigner, and others--serve as touchstones along the tour of the poetic landscape.

Statutes of Liberty

Statutes of Liberty
Author: Geoff Ward
Publisher: Springer
Total Pages: 218
Release: 1993-02-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1349224987


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Statutes of Liberty is the first full-length academic study of the New York School of Poets. It contains an introduction to the work of these writers, followed by chapters on the central figures: Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler and John Ashbery. A postscript examines the continuing and changing influence of the New York School. The book is also concerned with deconstruction, a mode of literary analysis with which Ashbery's work in particular has come to be associated by critics in America.

The Cambridge Companion to American Poets

The Cambridge Companion to American Poets
Author: Mark Richardson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 491
Release: 2015-10-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1107123828


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This Companion brings together essays on some fifty-four American poets, from Anne Bradstreet to contemporary performance poetry. This book also examines such movements in American poetry as modernism, the Harlem (or New Negro) Renaissance, "confessional" poetry, the Black Mountain School, the New York School, the Beats, and L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry.

The Utopian Moment in Contemporary American Poetry

The Utopian Moment in Contemporary American Poetry
Author: Norman Finkelstein
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1993
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780838752470


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This second edition includes all of the material from the first -- in-depth analyses of the work of such poets as George Oppen, John Ashbery, Robert Duncan, and William Bronk -- as well as a new Preface, and a lengthy chapter on the younger language poets.

Contemporary American Poetry

Contemporary American Poetry
Author: Various
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 289
Release: 1989-01-18
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0140586180


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Within the pages of this anthology, now in its second edition, you’ll find 39 American poets from across the twentieth century. In his introduction, editor and Guggenheim fellow Donald Hall, describes the face of American poetry as "subjective." The American poem “reveals through images not particular pain, but general subjective life . . . The poet uses fantasy and distortion to express feeling.”

Marianne Moore and the Cultures of Modernity

Marianne Moore and the Cultures of Modernity
Author: Victoria Bazin
Publisher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2016-05-06
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 131710062X


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Victoria Bazin examines the poetry of Marianne Moore as it is shaped by and responsive to the experience of being a modern woman, of living in the aftermath of the First World War, of being interpellated as a modern consumer and of writing in "the age of mechanical reproduction." She argues that Moore's textual collages and syllabic sculptures are based on the cultural clutter or debris of modernity, on textual extracts and reproductions, on the phantasmagoria of city life revealing something modernism worked hard to conceal: its relation to modernity, more specifically its relation to the new emerging and expanding mass consumer culture. Drawing extensively on archival resources to trace Moore's influences and to describe her own distinctive modernist aesthetic, this book argues that it was her feminist adaptation of pragmatism that shaped her poetic response to modernity. Moore's use of the quoted fragment is conceptualised in relation not only to Walter Benjamin's philosophical history but also to William James's image of the world as a series of "partial stories." As such, this account of Marianne Moore not only contributes to a greater understanding of the poet and her work, but it also offers up a more politicized and historically nuanced understanding of poetic modernism between the wars, one that retains a sense of the formal complexities of poetic language and the poet's own ethical imperatives whilst also recognising the material impact of modernity upon the modernist poem. This book will appeal, therefore, not only to scholars already familiar with Moore's poetry but more widely to those interested in modernism and American culture between the wars.