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Title:
The Cambridge introduction to twentieth-century American poetry
Author:
Beach, Christopher.
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Publication Information:
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
vii, 224 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780521814690

9780521891493
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Book

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Summary

Intended as a concise but thorough introduction to the various movements of twentieth century American poets, this book will help readers understand and analyze modern and contemporary poems. It covers the work of major modernists such as Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and Marianne Moore, as well as the poets of the Harlem Renaissance, the New Critics, the Confessionals, and the Beats.


Table of Contents

Introduction
1 A new century
2 Modernist expatriates: Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot
3 Lyric modernism: Wallace Stephens and Hart Crane
4 Gendered modernism
5 William Carlos Williams and the modernist American scene
6 From the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Arts Movement
7 The New Criticism and poetic formalism
8 The Confessional Movement
9 Lyric as meditation
10 The New American Poetry and the postmodern avant-garde