By Alex Davis, Lee M. Jenkins
A historical past 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 fable, 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 resembling Imagism, Objectivism, and the Harlem Renaissance. This ebook 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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Jenkins verbal montage and a documentary poetics. Noting Pound’s almost co-creative shaping of The Waste Land, Davis and Jenkins discuss the profound inﬂuence of Eliot’s poem, including its reception in popular culture and in postcolonial poetry. D. Arguing that the modernists who lived and worked in the United States may be reckoned of equal importance to their expatriate counterparts, Eeckhout and MacLeod contend that Williams, Stevens, Moore, Crane and others produced an alternative strain of modernism that gained critical attention as the twentieth century progressed, and which was profoundly inﬂuenced by the revolution in the visual arts as it was introduced to America, primarily in New York, by Stieglitz’s 291 gallery, the Armory Show, and New York Dada.
Tribute to the Angels. J. F. Hendry and Henry Treece, eds, The Crown and the Sickle. Pound arrested by FBI and imprisoned in Pisa. End of Second World War in Europe and Far East. Foundation of the United Nations. , Flowering of the Rod. Elizabeth Bishop, North and South. Lorine Niedecker, New Goose. William Carlos Williams, Paterson (Book I, 1946; Book II, 1948; Book III, 1949; Book IV, 1951; Book V, 1958. Books I–V published in one volume, 1963). Marcel Duchamp begins work on Étant donnés: 1 la chute d’eau/2 le gaz d’éclairage (until 1966).
Jenkins’s chapter on Pound and Eliot between the wars assesses these American poets’ ‘high’ modernist masterpieces: Pound’s early and middle Cantos; Eliot’s The Waste Land, ‘The Hollow Men’, and Ash-Wednesday. The chapter considers Pound’s epic ambitions for his long poem and his crucial development, for the history of modernist and postmodernist poetry, of 14 Alex Davis and Lee M. Jenkins verbal montage and a documentary poetics. Noting Pound’s almost co-creative shaping of The Waste Land, Davis and Jenkins discuss the profound inﬂuence of Eliot’s poem, including its reception in popular culture and in postcolonial poetry.