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By Alex Davis, Lee M. Jenkins

A background of Modernist Poetry examines cutting edge anglophone poetries from decadence to the post-war interval. the 1st of its 3 elements considers formal and contextual matters, together with fantasy, politics, gender, and race, whereas the second one and 3rd components speak about a variety of person poets, together with Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, Mina Loy, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Marianne Moore, in addition to key events equivalent to Imagism, Objectivism, and the Harlem Renaissance. This ebook additionally addresses the impression of either global Wars on experimental poetries and the an important position of magazines in disseminating and proselytizing on behalf of poetic modernism. the gathering concludes with a wide-ranging dialogue of the inheritance of modernism in fresh writing on each side of the Atlantic.

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A background of Modernist Poetry examines cutting edge anglophone poetries from decadence to the post-war interval. the 1st of its 3 components considers formal and contextual matters, together with fable, politics, gender, and race, whereas the second one and 3rd elements talk about quite a lot of person poets, together with Ezra Pound, T.

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Ezra Pound, Guide to Kulchur. Chronology 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 xxxiii Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren, Understanding Poetry. ‘Exposition internationale du surréalisme’ at the Galerie des Beaux-arts, Paris. Munich crisis. House Un-American Activities Committee founded in US. J. F. Hendry and Henry Treece, eds, The New Apocalypse. Louis MacNeice, Autumn Journal. Charles Madge and Tom Harrisson, eds, Britain, by Mass Observation. W. B. Yeats, Last Poems and Two Plays; death of Yeats.

Jason Harding’s chapter on later Eliot and Pound analyses the manner in which their texts are shaped by the context of the Second World War. In his analysis of Four Quartets (1944), The Pisan Cantos (1948), Rock-Drill (1955), Thrones (1959), and Drafts and Fragments (1969), Harding teases out poetic continuities and new departures while embedding these works in their social and political contexts from the 1930s into the post-war period. Adam Piette further investigates the impact on modernist poetics of modern warfare from the 1920s, through the inter-war period, and into the years of the Second World War.

Helen in Egypt. Thomas MacGreevy, ‘Moments Musicaux’ and ‘Breton Oracles’. George Oppen, The Materials. Death of William Carlos Williams. Basil Bunting, Briggflatts. Death of T. S. Eliot. David Gascoyne, Collected Poems. Sylvia Plath, Ariel. Charles Reznikoff, Testimony: The United States (1885–1915). xxxvi 1966 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1982 1983 1984 Chronology Melvin Tolson, Book I of Harlem Gallery: The Curator. Louis Zukofsky, ALL (2 vols, 2nd vol. 1966). Louise Bennett, Jamaica Labrish.

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