A History of modernist poetry by Davis, Alex; Jenkins, Lee Margaret

By Davis, Alex; Jenkins, Lee Margaret

A historical past of Modernist Poetry examines cutting edge anglophone poetries from decadence to the post-war interval. the 1st of its 3 components considers formal and contextual matters, together with fantasy, politics, gender, and race, whereas the second one and 3rd components talk about quite a lot 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 events resembling Imagism, Objectivism, and the Harlem Renaissance. This ebook additionally addresses the influence of either international 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 contemporary writing on each side of the Atlantic

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5. On the date of Hulme’s important paper, see The Collected Writings of T. E. Hulme, ed. Karen Csengeri (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994), 59. 6. Hulme had invited two members of the Rhymers’ Club, Ernest Radford and Ernest Rhys, to attend his new group; there is no evidence that they took up the offer. Florence Farr, Yeats’s collaborator in his experiments in chanting verse to the accompaniment of a psaltery in the early years of the century, was a member of the Tour Eiffel group; see Ronald Schuchard, The Last Minstrels: Yeats and the Revival of the Bardic Arts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), 260.

Virgil Thompson’s Four Saints in Three Acts opens on Broadway (sets by Florine Stettheimer, libretto by Gertrude Stein). Samuel Beckett, Echo’s Bones and Other Precipitates. William Empson, Poems. Marianne Moore, Selected Poems. Ezra Pound, Jefferson and/or Mussolini. Laura Riding, Epilogue (until 1938, periodical in book form). Wallace Stevens, Ideas of Order. T. S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral (verse drama) produced at the Canterbury Festival. Italy invades Abyssinia. T. S. Eliot, Collected Poems.

Munich crisis. House Un-American Activities Committee founded in US. J. F. Hendry and Henry Treece, eds, The New Apocalypse. Louis MacNeice, Autumn Journal. 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).

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