A Concise Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetry by Stephen Fredman

By Stephen Fredman

This Concise spouse provides readers a wealthy feel of ways the poetry produced within the usa in the course of the 20th century is hooked up to the country’s highbrow lifestyles extra commonly. is helping readers to totally enjoy the poetry of the interval through tracing its historic and cultural contexts. Written through fashionable experts within the box. areas the poetry of the interval inside contexts reminiscent of: conflict; feminism and the feminine poet; poetries of immigration and migration; communism and anti-communism; philosophy and concept. every one bankruptcy levels around the whole century, evaluating poets from one a part of the century to these of one other. New syntheses make the quantity of curiosity to students in addition to scholars and basic readers.

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Herd shows how twentieth-century poets have followed Emerson both by creative appropriation from British poetry and by resisting it through severe revisionist readings. The third chapter to look at the general situation of US poetry, Alan Golding’s “American Poet-Teachers and the Academy,” investigates the ambivalent dealings poets have had with universities, one of the most important sites of reception, evaluation, and increasingly production of modern poetry. The great nineteenth-century figures Emerson, Whitman, and Dickinson all disdained the restrictions of “school” and the institutional inculcation of knowledge.

Oppen’s “ur-scene” thus never comes completely into view, blocked as it is by the trauma of injury and by the guilt he apparently felt for being unable to rescue another wounded man in the foxhole (McAleavey 1985: 309). So in the great serial poem, “Of Being Numerous,” for which Oppen was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1969, various reminiscences of men and places in the war seem to be focused in some peculiarly oblique lines: Under the soil In the blind pressure The lump, Entity Of substance Changes also.

These two projects alone tell us a lot about the level of animus directed against Bush and his bellicose supporters, but they also raise some interesting questions about the means adopted to channel this feeling. Certainly, the response to Hamill’s email circular is surprising for the sheer volume of contributions it produced, but at the same time not so surprising, perhaps, in its choice of poetry as the appropriate 11 Peter Nicholls vehicle of public dissent. For poetry, while increasingly a marginalized medium, is still popularly regarded as an appropriate, sometimes even a therapeutic, response to certain types of widely felt political outrage.

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