By Alex Davis, Lee M. Jenkins
A heritage 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 concerns, together with fantasy, politics, gender, and race, whereas the second one and 3rd components talk 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 activities equivalent to Imagism, Objectivism, and the Harlem Renaissance. This e-book additionally addresses the impression of either global Wars on experimental poetries and the an 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 contemporary writing on either side of the Atlantic.
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Kamau Brathwaite, X/Self. Agha Shahid Ali, Half-Inch Himalayas. Raymond Williams, The Politics of Modernism: Against the New Conformists. Karen Press, Bird Heart Stoning the Sea. Denise Riley, Mop Mop Georgette. Modernism/modernity journal founded. Mina Loy, The Lost Lunar Baedeker. Foundation of Modernist Studies Association. Lorna Goodison, Turn Thanks. John Wilkinson, Contrivances. J. H. Prynne, Sub Songs. Daljit Nagra, Tippoo Sultan’s Incredible White Man Eating Tiger Toy Machine!!! Introduction: Modernist Poetry in History Alex Davis and Lee M.
Hart Crane, The Bridge. T. S. Eliot, Ash-Wednesday. Hugh MacDiarmid, To Circumjack Cencrastus. Ezra Pound, A Draft of XXX Cantos. William Empson, Seven Types of Ambiguity. Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents. , I’ll Take My Stand. Death of D. H. Lawrence, in Vence. Hugh MacDiarmid, ‘The Caledonian Antisyzygy and the Gaelic Idea’. Gertrude Stein, How to Write. ‘Objectivists’ issue of Poetry. To Publishers founded by Louis Zukofsky. Edmund Wilson, Axel’s Castle. Britain leaves the Gold Standard.
9 Under these conditions, with action mediated and agency obscured among the Malatesta Cantos’ reams of proper names and personal pronouns, identity seems more than usually the product of, and vulnerable to, the press of circumstance. The most prominent formal innovation of Cantos VIII–XI is the clutter of prose documents, especially of letters, which Pound assembles, as though to expose the raw materials of history and at the same time to make us intimate with the process of its composition. 10 Yet in drawing us into this practice of composition, Pound also blocks us out.
A History of Modernist Poetry by Alex Davis, Lee M. Jenkins