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Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Wiley Blackwell Literature Hand

by Christopher MacGowan


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Written by a leading authority on William Carlos Williams, this book provides a wide-ranging and stimulating guide to twentieth-century American poetry.

  • A wide-ranging and stimulating critical guide to twentieth-century American poetry.
  • Written by a leading authority on the innovative modernist poet, William Carlos Williams.
  • Explores the material, historical and social contexts in which twentieth-century American poetry was produced.
  • Includes a biographical dictionary of major writers with extended entries on poets ranging from Robert Frost to Adrienne Rich.
  • Contains a section on key texts considering major works, such as ‘The Waste Land’, ‘North & South’, ‘Howl’ and ‘Ariel’.
  • The final section draws out key themes, such as American poetry, politics and war, and the process of anthologizing at the end of the century.
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    Christopher MacGowan (Author)

    Christopher MacGowan is Professor of Literature at the College of William and Mary. He has published extensively on twentieth-century American poetry but is best known as the acclaimed editor of the works of William Carlos Williams.

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