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By Davis, Alex; Jenkins, Lee Margaret

ISBN-10: 1107038677

ISBN-13: 9781107038677

ISBN-10: 5720158219

ISBN-13: 9785720158217

A background of Modernist Poetry examines cutting edge anglophone poetries from decadence to the post-war interval. the 1st of its 3 elements considers formal and contextual concerns, 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 hobbies akin to Imagism, Objectivism, and the Harlem Renaissance. This e-book 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 either side of the Atlantic

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Charles Madge and Tom Harrisson, eds, Britain, by Mass Observation. W. B. Yeats, Last Poems and Two Plays; death of Yeats. James Agee and Walker Evans, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Clement Greenberg, ‘Avant-Garde and Kitsch’. Second World War commences. Gertrude Stein, ‘What Are Master-pieces and Why Are There So Few of Them’. The Bell magazine founded (until 1954). Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator. British evacuation at Dunkirk. Charles Madge, The Father Found. John Crowe Ransom, The New Criticism.

Robert Frost, West-Running Brook. D. H. Lawrence, Collected Poems. Ezra Pound, Selected Poems, intro. by T. S. Eliot. William Carlos Williams, Voyage to Pagany. W. B. Yeats, The Tower. Ezra Pound includes Louis Zukofsky’s ‘Poem beginning “The” ’ in The Exile. Dziga Vertov, Man with a Movie Camera. Enfranchisement of women over 21 in Britain. Countee Cullen, The Black Christ and Other Poems. Ezra Pound, ‘How to Read’. I. A. Richards, Practical Criticism. Edith Sitwell, Gold Coast Customs. Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own.

And have blocked in four cantos’, wrote Pound to John Quinn in June 1922. 1 The Malatesta Cantos – four, in the end – would be published in The Criterion the following year. That Pound should have described his hard work on them in this way is telling: whether ‘blocked in’ and ‘blocked out’ signal the rough assembly of weighty stuff or the sketchy draft of some unfinished scheme, they sound like a match for the grand design that is projected, though never quite realised, in the Malatesta Cantos, the Tempio Malatestiano whose raw materials (‘Ten slabs best red, seven by 15’) take some effort to shift: ‘grnnh!

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