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By Davis, Alex; Jenkins, Lee Margaret

ISBN-10: 1107038677

ISBN-13: 9781107038677

ISBN-10: 5720158219

ISBN-13: 9785720158217

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 concerns, together with fable, politics, gender, and race, whereas the second one and 3rd elements 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 pursuits comparable to Imagism, Objectivism, and the Harlem Renaissance. This booklet additionally addresses the impression of either international 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 fresh writing on either side of the Atlantic

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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. 7. See Norman Alford, The Rhymers’ Club (New York: St Martin’s Press, 1996). On the modernism of the Irish Revival, see J. C. C. Mays, ‘Introduction’, in James Joyce, ‘Poems’ and ‘Exiles’ (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1992), xl–xliii; Sinéad Garrigan Mater, Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004); and Levenson, Modernism, 125–38.

11. See Anna Snaith, Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London, 1890–1945 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014). 12. ‘Well Moused, Lion’, review of Wallace Stevens, Harmonium, in The Complete Prose of Marianne Moore, ed. Patricia C. Willis (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1987), 92. On the queer back dandy, see Elisa F. 3 (2003), 414–42. 13. Leaves of Grass and Other Writings, ed. Michael Moon (New York: Norton, 2002), 383, 442. , The Cambridge Companion to Walt Whitman (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), 194–207.

13 II If the origins of modernism constitute a mise en abyme or well-nigh infinite recession, its endings reveal other temporal slippages. When did modernism end, if indeed it has ended? Poetic modernism demands the longer view of a literary history that encompasses the movement’s origins and close imbrication with its antecedants, the modernist moment of the 1920s, and poetic modernism’s legacies and afterlives. Clearly, the later careers of poets such as Eliot, Pound, Stevens, and Williams are more than a footnote to the narrative of modernism.

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