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Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Christopher MacGowan

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Englische Sprachwissenschaft / Literaturwissenschaft


Written by a leading authority on William Carlos Williams, thisbook provides a wide-ranging and stimulating guide totwentieth-century American poetry. * * A wide-ranging and stimulating critical guide totwentieth-century American poetry. * Written by a leading authority on the innovative modernistpoet, William Carlos Williams. * Explores the material, historical and social contexts in whichtwentieth-century American poetry was produced. * Includes a biographical dictionary of major writers withextended entries on poets ranging from Robert Frost to AdrienneRich. * Contains a section on key texts considering major works, suchas 'The Waste Land', 'North & South','Howl' and 'Ariel'. * The final section draws out key themes, such as Americanpoetry, politics and war, and the process of anthologizing at theend of the century.


TheVirginia Quarterly Review
"[A] useful reference book, especially for sudents and teachers.[...It is] cogent and clear, sound and well-informed."
American Literary Scholarship
"The year's most substantial and accessible reference volume."
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