By Stephen Fredman
This Concise better half offers readers a wealthy feel of ways the poetry produced within the usa throughout the 20th century is attached to the country’s highbrow existence.
Written by means of sought after experts within the box, the amount is helping readers to understand the poetry by way of situating it inside of overlapping old and cultural contexts, together with: struggle; feminism and the feminine poet; ''queer cities''; the impression of the recent York artwork global; African-American poetry and blues; poetries of immigration and migration; communism and anti-communism; and philosophy and idea. every one bankruptcy levels around the complete century, evaluating poets from one a part of the century to these of one other; and every one balances documentary insurance of context with sharp observation upon particular poems.
The spouse varieties a terrific advent to twentieth-century American poetry for college students, whereas its new syntheses will make it of curiosity to students to boot.
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