Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century

Author: Eric L. Haralson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317763215

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2474

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The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.
Encyclopedia of American Poetry

Author: Eric Haralson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415890772

Category: History

Page: 866

View: 184

"Concise and well-written essays." - Choice "A valuable tool for students interested in 20th-century American poetry.' - Booklist/RBB This volume contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the twentieth century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; topical entries, looking at eras, school, themes, and verse traditions of the USA. Comprehensive and fully indexed, this crucial resource is available now in paperback.
The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Author: Charles Altieri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405152273

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 151

Written by a leading critic, this invigorating introduction to modernist American poetry conveys the excitement that can be generated by a careful reading of modernist poems. Encourages readers to identify with the modernists’ sense of the revolutionary possibilities of their art. Embraces four generations of modernist American poets up through to the 1980s. Gives readers a sense of the ambitions, the disillusionments and the continuities of modernist poetry. Includes close readings of particular poems which show how readers can use these works to connect with what concerns them.
The Cambridge Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Author: Christopher Beach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521891493

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 167

The Cambridge Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Poetry is designed to give readers a brief but thorough introduction to the various movements, schools, and groups of American poets in the twentieth century. It will help readers to understand and analyze modern and contemporary poems. The first part of the book deals with the transition from the nineteenth-century lyric to the modernist poem, focussing on the work of major modernists such as Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, and W. C. Williams. In the second half of the book, the focus is on groups such as the poets of the Harlem Renaissance, the New Critics, the Confessionals, and the Beats. In each chapter, discussions of the most important poems are placed in the larger context of literary, cultural, and social history.
The Reference Librarian's Bible: Print and Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own

Author: Steven W. Sowards

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440860621

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 454

View: 808

Divided into dedicated categories about the subjects most meaningful to librarians, this valuable resource reviews 500 texts across all major fields. • Critically assesses the most widely held reference titles • Includes LC and Dewey classifications for every title • Makes finding titles easy with organization by subject
A Field Guide to the Poetry of Theodore Roethke

Author: William Barillas

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780804041164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

View: 301

A constellation of essays that reanimates the work of this pivotal twentieth-century American poet for a new century. This volume is the first to reconsider Roethke’s work in terms of the expanded critical approaches to literature that have emerged since his death in 1963. Editor William Barillas and over forty contributors, including highly respected literary scholars, critics, and writers such as Peter Balakian, Camille Paglia, Jay Parini, and David Wojahn, collectively make a case for Roethke’s poetry as a complete, unified, and evolving body of work. The accessible essays employ a number of approaches, including formalism, ecocriticism, reader-response, and feminist critique to explicate the poetics, themes, and the biographical, historical, cultural, and literary contexts of Roethke’s work.
The Cambridge Companion to American Poets

Author: Mark Richardson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107123823

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 491

View: 295

This Companion brings together essays on some fifty-four American poets, from Anne Bradstreet to contemporary performance poetry. This book also examines such movements in American poetry as modernism, the Harlem (or New Negro) Renaissance, "confessional" poetry, the Black Mountain School, the New York School, the Beats, and L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry.
Conversations with Dana Gioia

Author: John Zheng

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496832054

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 282

View: 687

Conversations with Dana Gioia is the first collection of interviews with the internationally known poet and public intellectual, covering every stage of his busy, polymathic career. Dana Gioia (b. 1950) has made many contributions to contemporary American literature and culture, including but not limited to crafting a personal poetic style suited to the age; leading the revival of rhyme, meter, and narrative through New Formalism; walloping the “intellectual ghetto” of American poetry through his epochal article “Can Poetry Matter?”; helping American poetry move forward by organizing influential conferences; providing public service and initiating nationwide arts projects such as Poetry Out Loud through his leadership of the National Endowment for the Arts; and editing twenty best-selling literary anthologies widely used in American classrooms. Taken together, the twenty-two collected interviews increase our understanding of Gioia’s poetry and poetics, offer aesthetic pleasure in themselves, and provide a personal encounter with a writer who has made poetry matter. The book presents the actual voice of Dana Gioia, who speaks of his personal and creative life and articulates his unique vision of American culture and poetry.
Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts, 6th Edition

Author: Anna H. Perrault Ph.D.

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781610693271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 482

View: 391

This familiar guide to information resources in the humanities and the arts, organized by subjects and emphasizing electronic resources, enables librarians, teachers, and students to quickly find the best resources for their diverse needs.
Subject Encyclopedias: User guide, review citations

Author: Allan Mirwis

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 157356298X

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 726

View: 299

This useful two-volume set will provide buyers of subject encyclopedias with a substantial amount of valuable information they can use in making their purchasing decisions. It will also provide all types of librarians and their patrons with a quick, one-stop method for locating the appropriate subject encyclopedias for their needs and for locating articles in the 100 encyclopedias. Librarians who specialize in bibliographic instruction will also find it to be a useful tool for teaching students how to locate needed information.