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The Cambridge Introduction to Modernist Poetry
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  • 2 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 276 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.61 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 821/.91209112
  • Dewey version: 23
  • LC Classification: PN1271 .H69 2012
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Poetry, Modern--20th century--History and criticism
    • Modernism (Literature)

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9780521764476 - The Cambridge Introduction to - Modernist Poetry - By Peter Howarth
Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgements
x
Chapter 1     Why write like this?
1
Why write like this?
1
Oppositions and unities
5
Fragments/Unity
6
Inner-driven/Outer-driven
7
Individual/Collective
8
Present/Past
8
Ends/Means
9
Modernist style and modern society
10
The individual and the collective
16
War
18
Séances
19
City
21
Adverts and newspapers
22
Technology and recording
23
Modernism and enchantment
26
Conclusion
31
Chapter 2     Ezra Pound
33
Poetry and politics
33
The anthologist as selector
36
The anthologist as compiler
41
The anthologist as teacher
45
The Cantos
50
Where did it all go wrong?
54
Chapter 3     T. S. Eliot
57
The paradoxes of self and world
57
Eliot's early criticism
62
The Waste Land
68
Eliot's later criticism
73
Eliot's Christianity
77
Chapter 4     W. B. Yeats
82
Love and conflict
82
The occult poet
85
The dynamic union of opposites
87
Poets remake mankind
91
Yeats's times
95
Chapter 5     Modernist America: Williams, Stevens, Moore
104
Modernism and America: Whitman and Crane
104
William Carlos Williams
110
Marianne Moore
121
Wallace Stevens
129
Chapter 6     Avant-gardisms: Mina Loy, Gertrude Stein, H. D.
141
The culture of the avant-gardes
141
The minority, the masses and the manifesto
142
Mina Loy and Futurism
147
Gertrude Stein
153
H. D.
158
Chapter 7     Why is it so difficult?
166
Modernism and difficulty
166
…because ordinary life is wrong
170
…because difficulty does art's job
171
…because it's good for you
173
…because it's a way into the elite
176
Adorno's argument
180
Difficulty and diversity
183
Chapter 8     Inside and outside modernism
185
The changing cast of modernism
185
Inside and outside modernism
188
When modernism is impossible
191
Harlem Renaissance
191
War poetry
195
Modernism and the left
197
Documentary modernism
199
Zukofsky and the Objectivists
202
Marginalised modernism: Bunting and Niedecker
209
When did modernism end?
214
Notes
223
Index
247



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