By Clive Bloom, Brian Docherty
Tracing its origins again to Walt Whitman, the Modernist culture in American poetry is pushed by way of an identical challenge to interact with the area in progressive phrases, encouraged via the concept that of democracy important to the yank dream. yet this practice isn't constrained to some writers at first of the century: as an alternative it's been an everlasting strength, extending from coast to coast and of various colorations: Imagist, Objectivist, Beat. overseas in flavour yet formed by means of the language and prerequisites of the United States, this poetry keeps to talk to us this present day. This choice of particularly commissioned essays brings jointly top students and critics to outline the yankee Modernist canon, delivering a number of views invaluable to all these attracted to this attention-grabbing poetry.
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7. 8. Y. D. D. ), The Selected Letters of Ezra Pound 1907-1941 (London: Faber, 1971) p. 213. T. S. ), Literary Essays of Ezra Pound (London: Faber, 1968) p. 5. Barbara Guest, Herself Defined: The Poet H. D. and her World (London: Collins, 1985) p. 42. 'Goblins and Pagodas', Tlze Egoist, 3 (1916) pp. 183, 184. The allusion in the quotation is to John 3: viii. J. B. Harmer, Victory in Limbo: A History of Imagism, 1908-1917 (London: Seeker & Warburg, 1975) p. 62. : Modern Critical Views (New York: Chelsea House, 1989) p.
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In the section dealing with language ('The Walls' 10) 'Sword' breaks obviously into 'S + word'. If common words carry this potential, names are even more charged with meaning. D. (Hilda Doolittle) 21 Walls' 40). The Trilogy is riddled (pun intended) with references to enigmas, signs, insignia, all of which are used to imply a vast semantic field ready to be tapped. D. is as convinced as the American Puritans that words are 'carriers ... e. that words are especially privileged mediators between humanity and spiritual truth.
American Poetry: The Modernist Ideal by Clive Bloom, Brian Docherty