A History of Modernist Poetry by Alex Davis, Lee M. Jenkins

By Alex Davis, Lee M. Jenkins

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 fantasy, politics, gender, and race, whereas the second one and 3rd components 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 routine equivalent to Imagism, Objectivism, and the Harlem Renaissance. This booklet additionally addresses the influence of either global 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 each side of the Atlantic.

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Cid Corman publishes first twelve movements of Louis Zukofsky’s “A”. David Jones, Epoch and Artist. Robert Lowell, Life Studies. Ezra Pound, Thrones de los Cantares. , The New American Poetry. Charles Olson, The Maximus Poems (two further volumes, 1968, 1975). , Helen in Egypt. Thomas MacGreevy, ‘Moments Musicaux’ and ‘Breton Oracles’. George Oppen, The Materials. Death of William Carlos Williams. Basil Bunting, Briggflatts. Death of T. S. Eliot. David Gascoyne, Collected Poems. Sylvia Plath, Ariel.

Denis Devlin, Intercessions. David Jones, In Parenthesis. Wallace Stevens, The Man with the Blue Guitar and Other Poems. Picasso, Guernica. Piet Mondrian, ‘Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art’. Charles Madge, Humphrey Jennings, and Tom Harrisson start the Mass Observation project. ‘Degenerate Art’ and ‘Great German Art’ exhibitions open in Munich. Sudeten crisis. Brian Coffey, Third Person. Harriet Monroe, A Poet’s Life: Seventy Years in a Changing World. Ezra Pound, Guide to Kulchur. Chronology 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 xxxiii Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren, Understanding Poetry.

Wallace Stevens, The Auroras of Autumn. Langston Hughes, Montage of a Dream Deferred. Lynette Roberts, Gods with Stainless Ears. Wallace Stevens, The Necessary Angel. David Jones, The Anathemata. Charles Olson, first Maximus poems published. Chronology 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1965 xxxv Hugh MacDiarmid, ‘Towards a Celtic Front’. Melvin B. Tolson, Libretto for the Republic of Liberia. Wallace Stevens, Collected Poems. Williams Carlos Williams, The Desert Music. Hugh MacDiarmid, In Memoriam James Joyce: From a Vision of World Language.

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