Short Form American Poetry (Innbundet)

The Modernist Tradition

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 248
Forlag: Edinburgh University Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780748695324
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Omtale Short Form American Poetry
A ground-breaking analysis of the short form lineage in twentieth-century American poetry

Proposes a new genealogy of 20th century and contemporary American verse
Contains in-depth discussion of key American poets and movements
Will appeal to graduates and scholars in both the modernist and contemporary fields

Reading a century of American poetry through the prism of short form, this book analyses the centrality of an aesthetic of brevity to American modernist verse. It begins with Imagism and devotes chapters to William Carlos Williams, George Oppen, Lorine Niedecker, Robert Creeley, Larry Eigner, Robert Grenier and Rae Armantrout. Montgomery combines his larger argument, which takes issue with epic-driven narratives of Modernist poetry, with sensitive and original readings of numerous short and short-lined poems. Suggesting a reappraisal of key movements as objectivism, Black Mountain poetry and Language Writing, he opens new lines of discussion around the major poets of the period

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