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Title:
Crossing centuries : the new generation in Russian poetry
Author:
High, John Alexander.
Publication Information:
Jersey City, N.J. : Talisman House, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xlviii, 527 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781883689926

9781883689902

9781883689919

9781883689896
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Book

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Summary

The World in Space and Time is the first major history of innovative American poetry in our time. Written for general readers as well as for poets and scholars, the book reprints essays published in Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, including contributions by such key literary critics as Marjorie Perloff, Alan Golding, and A. L. Nielsen. Outlining the complex terrain of avant-garde poetry in the last thirty years, The World in Space and Time gives attention both to major poetic groups such as the New York School and language writers and to the literary and political movements which inspired them.


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Crossing Centuries focuses on transformations in Russian poetry from the 1970s to the present with particular attention to the Brezhnev years and the profound changes in language and values that followed the collapse of the Soviet regime. The new poetry provides important insights into the interlocking worlds of poetry and politics as well as insights into the effect that postmodern sensibilities have had outside western Europe and the United States. The anthology gives particular attention to poetry by women, by gays, and by ethnic minorities in a culture that at its core remains deeply traditional and is still strongly dominated by men and conventional male values.