By Davis, Alex; Jenkins, Lee Margaret
A background of Modernist Poetry examines leading edge anglophone poetries from decadence to the post-war interval. the 1st of its 3 components considers formal and contextual matters, together with fable, politics, gender, and race, whereas the second one and 3rd elements speak about a variety of person poets, together with Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, Mina Loy, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Marianne Moore, in addition to key hobbies akin to Imagism, Objectivism, and the Harlem Renaissance. This booklet additionally addresses the effect of either international Wars on experimental poetries and the the most important function of magazines in disseminating and proselytizing on behalf of poetic modernism. the gathering concludes with a wide-ranging dialogue of the inheritance of modernism in fresh writing on either side of the Atlantic
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Stephen Matterson’s chapter continues to explore the crucial American grain of modernist poetry with reference to the later work of poets discussed in the previous chapter, such as Stevens and Williams. Tracing the ways in which American poetic modernism develops into the post-war decade, Matterson tracks the redeﬁning of 1920s modernism both by key modernists themselves and by a coming generation of poets. Redeﬁning modernism entails attending to the development of lyric towards new narrative and sequential possibilities and political engagements: to a fresh sense of the personal of which Robert Lowell’s Life Studies (1959) is an example, in its shift from the supposed impersonality of 1920s modernism, or to a radical reorganising of lyric economy that will initiate the ‘postmodern’, as in Olson’s seminal essay ‘Projective Verse’ and its poetic counterpart, ‘The Kingﬁshers’.
Eliot delivers Page-Barbour lectures at Virginia. Purge of Communist Party in USSR. Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany. Franklin Delano Roosevelt elected to the US presidency. Federal Emergency Relief Act passed in US. Hugh MacDiarmid, Stony Limits and Other Poems. Thomas MacGreevy, Poems. George Oppen, Discrete Series. T. S. Eliot, After Strange Gods. Ezra Pound, ABC of Reading. William Carlos Williams, Collected Poems 1921–1931. Sewanee Review founded. Max Ernst, Une Semaine de bonté.
B. Yeats, A Vision (2nd edn, 1937). Alfred Kreymborg, Troubadour: An Autobiography. , The New Negro. Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein, Battleship Potemkin. Alfred North Whitehead, Science and the Modern World. Scopes trial, Tennessee. Hart Crane, White Buildings. Hugh MacDiarmid, A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle; Penny Wheep. Fire!! magazine founded. ’ Chronology 1927 1928 1929 xxix Louis Aragon, Le Paysan de Paris. Bauhaus opens in Dessau. General Strike in Britain. Langston Hughes, Fine Clothes to the Jew.
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