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By Stephen Fredman

ISBN-10: 1405120029

ISBN-13: 9781405120029

This Concise spouse provides readers a wealthy feel of the way the poetry produced within the usa through the 20th century is attached to the country’s highbrow existence.

Written by means of sought after experts within the box, the amount is helping readers to understand the poetry by way of situating it inside overlapping ancient and cultural contexts, together with: warfare; feminism and the feminine poet; ''queer cities''; the impression of the hot York artwork global; African-American poetry and blues; poetries of immigration and migration; communism and anti-communism; and philosophy and thought. each one bankruptcy levels around the complete century, evaluating poets from one a part of the century to these of one other; and every one balances documentary assurance of context with sharp observation upon particular poems.

The significant other types an incredible creation to twentieth-century American poetry for college students, whereas its new syntheses will make it of curiosity to students to boot.

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Essays and Lectures. New York: Library of America, pp. 445–68. ” Mrs Bush intended the gathering to discuss and celebrate the “American voices” of Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, and Emily Dickinson. Hamill wasn’t alone in the disgust he felt at the timing of this event so soon after the President’s announced policy of “Shock and Awe” against Iraq. He quickly composed a letter to “Friends and Fellow Poets” in which he asked writers to register their opposition to the war by contributing a poem to his website.

Cowley, Malcom (1934). Exiles Return: A Literary Odyssey of the 1920s. London: Bodley Head. Cummings, E. E. (1968). Complete Poems, vol. 1. London: MacGibbon & Kee. Duncan, Robert (1963). ’S Poetry,” Origin, 10 (July), 1–47. — (1968). Derivations. London: Fulcrum Press. — (1995). A Selected Prose, ed. Robert J. Bertholf. New York: New Directions. Erhart, W. D. ) (1985) Carrying the Darkness: The Poetry of the Vietnam War. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press. Fussell, Paul (1975). The Great War and Modern Memory.

That logic – the logic of war-speak – will no doubt be forever with us, but Hejinian’s work seeks out its limits, realizing in its deepest instincts that – in the words of Denise Levertov – “nothing we do has the quickness, the sureness,/ the deep intelligence living at peace would have” (Levertov 1967: 230). In a warlike world, we continue to need that conditional tense that poetry at its best delivers. References and Further Reading Arendt, Hannah (1998). The Human Condition, 2nd edn. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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