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A Concise Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Concise Companions to Literature and Culture

by Stephen Fredman

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This Concise Companion gives readers a rich sense of how the poetry produced in the United States during the twentieth century is connected to the country's intellectual life more broadly.

  • Helps readers to fully appreciate the poetry of the period by tracing its historical and cultural contexts.
  • Written by prominent specialists in the field.
  • Places the poetry of the period within contexts such as: war; feminism and the female poet; poetries of immigration and migration; communism and anti-communism; philosophy and theory.
  • Each chapter ranges across the entire century, comparing poets from one part of the century to those of another.
  • New syntheses make the volume of interest to scholars as well as students and general readers.
  • Publication Details

    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Imprint:
    Wiley-Blackwell
    Publication Date:
    2008
    Series:
    Concise Companions to Literature and Culture

    Format

    • Adobe PDF eBook 1 MB

    Stephen Fredman (Editor)

    Stephen Fredman is Professor of English and Department Chair at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of three books of criticism; Poet's Prose: The Crisis in American Verse (1983), The Grounding of American Poetry: Charles Olson and the ...

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