A History of American Poetry.Publisher: Chicester : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (561 pages)Content type:
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- PS303 -- .G739 2015eb
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Intro -- Series page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Dedication page -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- 1 The American Poem -- The United States … the Greatest Poem -- The Poem is You -- The Breaking of the New Wood -- Forging the Uncreated Conscience of the Nation -- 2 Beginnings -- In My Beginning is My End -- The word and the Word: Colonial Poetry -- Towards the Secular: Colonial Poetry -- Writing Revolution: The Poetry of the Emergent Republic -- Across the Great Divide: Poetry of the South and the North -- To Sing the Nation: American Poetic Voices -- To Sing of Freedom: African American Voices -- Looking Before and After: Poetic Voices of Region and Nation -- 3 The Turn to the Modern -- The Revolution is Accomplished -- The Significance of Imagism -- From Imagism to Objectivism or Dream -- From Imagism to the Redemption of History -- From Imagism to Contact and Community -- From Imagism to Discovery of the Imagination -- 4 In Search of a Past -- The Precious, the Incommunicable Past -- The Significance of the Fugitives -- Traditionalism and the South -- Traditionalism Outside the South -- Traditionalism, Skepticism, and Tragedy -- Traditionalism, Quiet Desperation, and Belief -- Traditionalism, Inhumanism, and Prophecy -- 5 The Traditions of Whitman -- Make this America for Us! -- Whitman and American Populism -- Whitman and American Radicalism -- Whitman, American Identity, and African American Poetry -- Whitman and American Individualism -- Whitman and American Experimentalism -- Whitman and American Mysticism -- 6 Formalists and Confessionals -- A Sad Heart at the Supermarket -- From the Mythological Eye to the Lonely "I": A Progress of American Poetry since the War -- Varieties of the Personal: The Self as Dream, Landscape, or Confession -- From Formalism to Freedom: A Progress of American Poetic Techniques since the War.
The Imagination of Commitment: A Progress of American Poetic Themes since the War -- The Uses of Formalism -- The Confessional "I" as Primitive -- The Confessional "I" as Historian -- The Confessional "I" as Martyr -- The Confessional "I" as Prophet -- New Formalists, New Confessionals -- 7 Beats, Prophets, and Aesthetes -- Who Am I? -- Rediscovering the American Voice: The Black Mountain Poets -- Restoring the American Vision: The San Francisco Poets -- Recreating American Rhythms: The Beat Poets -- Resurrecting the American Rebel: African American Poetry -- Reinventing the American Self: The New York Poets -- And the Beat Goes On: American Poetry and Virtual Reality -- 8 The Languages of American Poetry and the Language of Crisis -- What is the Language of American Literature? -- The Actuality of Words: The Language Poets -- The Necessity of Audience: The New Formalists -- Remapping the Nation: Chicano/a and Latino/a Poetry -- Improvising America: Asian American Poetry -- New and Ancient Songs: The Return of the Native American -- Legends of the Fall: American Poetry and Crisis -- Works Cited -- Poems Cited -- Epilogue -- Index -- End User License Agreement.
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