Stephen Fredman's A Concise Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetry PDF

By Stephen Fredman

ISBN-10: 1405120029

ISBN-13: 9781405120029

This Concise spouse supplies readers a wealthy experience of ways the poetry produced within the usa in the course of the 20th century is attached to the country’s highbrow lifestyles.

Written by way of well-known experts within the box, the amount is helping readers to understand the poetry by means of situating it inside of overlapping ancient and cultural contexts, together with: warfare; feminism and the feminine poet; ''queer cities''; the impact of the recent York artwork international; African-American poetry and blues; poetries of immigration and migration; communism and anti-communism; and philosophy and thought. every one bankruptcy levels around the complete century, evaluating poets from one a part of the century to these of one other; and every one balances documentary assurance of context with sharp statement upon particular poems.

The significant other varieties an incredible advent to twentieth-century American poetry for college kids, whereas its new syntheses will make it of curiosity to students to boot.

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The experience was for him, he later said, a definitive “ur-scene” (Oppen UCSD: 16, 17, 1) and it would figure as a commanding presence in his postwar writing. In “Of Hours,” this traumatic memory is embedded in an address to Pound as the father-figure who failed to learn the lesson of his own famous line, “What thou lovest well remains” and who is finally seen walking home “Unteachable” (Oppen 2002: 217–19). In “The Speech at Soli,” Pound is again reproached for the willed nature of his seeing, as Oppen reinflects Canto CXV’s “I cannot make it cohere”: “war in incoherent/ sunlight it will not/ cohere it will NOT” (Oppen 2002: 239).

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In the first, Oppen remembers “Burying my dogtag with H/ For Hebrew in the rubble of Alsace” (Oppen 2002: 218). He had been seriously wounded there in 1945 when, as he tersely reported in a letter, “88mm shell landed in a foxhole: Three of us were in that fox-hole” (Oppen 1990: 203). Of the three, only Oppen, his body pitted with shrapnel, would live to be haunted by the attack. The experience was for him, he later said, a definitive “ur-scene” (Oppen UCSD: 16, 17, 1) and it would figure as a commanding presence in his postwar writing.

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