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Behind the Lines : War Resistance Poetry on the American Home Front since 1941

By: Metres, Philip.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Contemp North American Poetry: Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2007Description: 1 online resource (297 p.).ISBN: 9781587297380.Subject(s): American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism | American poetry -- 21st century -- History and criticism | Anti-war poetry, American -- History and criticism | Protest poetry, American -- History and criticism | War in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Behind the Lines : War Resistance Poetry on the American Home Front since 1941DDC classification: 811 LOC classification: PS309PS309.P7 M45 2007PS309.P7M45 2007Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: World War II; Robert Lowell's Refusals; William Stafford's Lost Landmarks; William Everson and the Fine Arts Camp; Part II: Vietnam; Bringing It All Back Home; Denise Levertov's Distant Witness; Part III: The Persian Gulf War; The Gump War; June Jordan's Righteous Certainty; Barrett Watten's Bad History; Part IV: Coda; Proliferations; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Summary: Behind the Lines investigates American war resistance poetry from the Second World War through the Iraq wars. Rather than simply chronicling the genre, Philip Metres argues that this poetry gets to the heart of who is authorized to speak about war and how it can be represented. As such, he explores a largely neglected area of scholarship: the poet's relationship to dissenting political movements and the nation.
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Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: World War II; Robert Lowell's Refusals; William Stafford's Lost Landmarks; William Everson and the Fine Arts Camp; Part II: Vietnam; Bringing It All Back Home; Denise Levertov's Distant Witness; Part III: The Persian Gulf War; The Gump War; June Jordan's Righteous Certainty; Barrett Watten's Bad History; Part IV: Coda; Proliferations; Notes; Works Cited; Index

Behind the Lines investigates American war resistance poetry from the Second World War through the Iraq wars. Rather than simply chronicling the genre, Philip Metres argues that this poetry gets to the heart of who is authorized to speak about war and how it can be represented. As such, he explores a largely neglected area of scholarship: the poet's relationship to dissenting political movements and the nation.

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