A Concise Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetry.

By: Fredman, StephenMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandBlackwell concise companions to literature and culture: Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2008Edition: 1Description: 1 online resource (288 p.)ISBN: 9781405141444Subject(s): American poetry - 20th century - History and criticism - Handbooks, manuals, etc | United States - Intellectual life - 20th century - Handbooks, manuals, etcGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Concise Companion to Twentieth-Century American PoetryDDC classification: 811.509 | 811/.509 LOC classification: PS323.5 .C574 2005ebPS323.5.C5Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
A Concise Companion to Twentieth-century American Poetry; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgments; Chronology; Introduction; 1 Wars I Have Seen; 2 Pleasure at Home: How Twentieth-century American Poets Read the British; 3 American Poet-teachers and the Academy; 4 Feminism and the Female Poet; 5 Queer Cities; 6 Twentieth-century Poetry and the New York Art World; 7 The Blue Century: Brief Notes on Twentieth-century African-American Poetry; 8 Home and Away: US Poetries of Immigration and Migrancy; 9 Modern Poetry and Anticommunism; 10 Mysticism: Neo-paganism, Buddhism, and Christianity
11 Poets and Scientists12 Philosophy and Theory in US Modern Poetry; Index
Summary: This Concise Companion gives readers a rich sense of how the poetry produced in the United States during the twentieth century is connected to the country's intellectual life more broadly. Helps readers to fully appreciate the poetry of the period by tracing its historical and cultural contexts. Written by prominent specialists in the field. Places the poetry of the period within contexts such as: war; feminism and the female poet; poetries of immigration and migration; communism and anti-communism; philosophy and theory. Each chapter ranges across the entire century, comparing poets from one part of the century to those of another. New syntheses make the volume of interest to scholars as well as students and general readers.
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A Concise Companion to Twentieth-century American Poetry; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgments; Chronology; Introduction; 1 Wars I Have Seen; 2 Pleasure at Home: How Twentieth-century American Poets Read the British; 3 American Poet-teachers and the Academy; 4 Feminism and the Female Poet; 5 Queer Cities; 6 Twentieth-century Poetry and the New York Art World; 7 The Blue Century: Brief Notes on Twentieth-century African-American Poetry; 8 Home and Away: US Poetries of Immigration and Migrancy; 9 Modern Poetry and Anticommunism; 10 Mysticism: Neo-paganism, Buddhism, and Christianity

11 Poets and Scientists12 Philosophy and Theory in US Modern Poetry; Index

This Concise Companion gives readers a rich sense of how the poetry produced in the United States during the twentieth century is connected to the country's intellectual life more broadly. Helps readers to fully appreciate the poetry of the period by tracing its historical and cultural contexts. Written by prominent specialists in the field. Places the poetry of the period within contexts such as: war; feminism and the female poet; poetries of immigration and migration; communism and anti-communism; philosophy and theory. Each chapter ranges across the entire century, comparing poets from one part of the century to those of another. New syntheses make the volume of interest to scholars as well as students and general readers.

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CHOICE Review

Given the diversity and downright difficulty of the vast body of 20th-century US poetry, readers will assuredly welcome Fredman's "concise companion" for its breadth, thoroughness, and clarity. Each of the 12 essays was commissioned specifically for this volume and written by an accomplished scholar. Although they build on previous scholarship, the various contributors avoid rehashing academic truisms and instead offer fresh perspectives on a wide range of topics, including the response of US poets to war, the relationship between gay urban sensibility and poetic form, the effects of immigration and migrancy as reflected in poetry, and the influence of blues and jazz on poetic practice. Especially noteworthy for their originality and persuasiveness are essays by Alan Golding ("American Poet-teachers and the Academy") and Stephen Fredman ("Mysticism: Neo-paganism, Buddhism, and Christianity"). Overall, the companionable essays that constitute this book achieve its editor's stated purpose, which is to provide "a multifaceted introduction to one of the most exciting and influential bodies of literature written during the last century." ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. J. P. O'Grady Rocky Mountain College

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Stephen Fredman is Professor of English and Department Chair at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of three books of criticism; Poet's Prose: The Crisis in American Verse (1983), The Grounding of American Poetry: Charles Olson and the Emersonian Tradition (1993), and A Menorah for Athena: Charles Reznikoff and the Jewish Dilemmas of Objectivist Poetry (2001). He has translated three books from Spanish and is also the author of Seaslug , a book of poetry.

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