The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry: Modernism and After

The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry: Modernism and After by Charles Altieri

Title: The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry: Modernism and After
Author: Charles Altieri
ISBN10: 1405121076
ISBN13: 978-1405121071
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (March 24, 2006)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
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Rating: 4.3/5
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Pages: 260 pages
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The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry: Modernism and After by Charles Altieri


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Written by a leading critic, this invigorating introduction to modernist American poetry conveys the excitement that can be generated by a careful reading of modernist poems.

Encourages readers to identify with the modernists’ sense of the revolutionary possibilities of their art. Embraces four generations of modernist American poets up through to the 1980s. Gives readers a sense of the ambitions, the disillusionments and the continuities of modernist poetry. Includes close readings of particular poems which show how readers can use these works to connect with what concerns them.