The Cambridge companion to modernist poetry
|Format:||Print Book 2007|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
This Companion offers the most comprehensive overview available of modernist poetry, its forms, its major authors and its contexts. The first part explores the historical and cultural contexts and sexual politics of literary modernism and the avant garde. The chapters in the second part concentrate on individual authors and movements, while the concluding part offers a comprehensive overview of the early reception and subsequent canonisation of modernist poetry. As well as insightful readings of canonical poets, the Companion features extended discussions of poets whose importance is now being increasingly recognised, such as Mina Loy, poets of the Harlem Renaissance, and postcolonial poets in the Caribbean, Africa and India. While modernist poets are often thought of as difficult, these essays will help students to understand and enjoy their experimental, playful and fascinating responses to contemporary social and cultural change and their dialogue with the arts and with each other.
ContentsModernist poetry in history / David Ayers
Schools, movements, manifestoes / Paul Peppis
The poetics of modernism / Peter Nicholls
Gender, sexuality and the modernist poem / Cristanne Miller
Pound or Eliot : Whose era? / Lawrence Rainey
H. D. and revisionary myth-making / Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Yeats, Ireland and modernism / Anne Fogarty
Modernist poetry in the British Isles / Drew Milne
US modernism I : Moore, Stevens and the modernist lyric / Bonnie Costello
US modernism II : the other tradition ... Williams, Zukofsky and Olson / Mark Scroggins
The poetry of the Harlem Renaissance / Sharon Lynette Jones
Caliban's modernity : postcolonial poetry of Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean / Jahan Ramazani
Modernist poetry and the canon / Jason Harding.
|Series||Cambridge companions to literature.|
-- 20th century
-- History and criticism.
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
|Publisher|| Cambridge ; New York :Cambridge University Press,2007
|Other Titles|| Modernist poetry
(English professor), editor.
Jenkins, Lee M. (Lee Margaret), editor.
xviii, 259 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.