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Written by a leading authority on William Carlos Williams, this book provides a wide--ranging and stimulating guide to twentieth--century American poetry. * A wide--ranging and stimulating critical guide to twentieth--century American poetry. * Written by a leading authority on the innovative modernist poet, William Carlos Williams. * Explores the material, historical and social contexts in which twentieth--century American poetry was produced. * Includes a biographical dictionary of major writers with extended entries on poets ranging from Robert Frost to Adrienne Rich. * Contains a section on key texts considering major works, such as 'The Waste Land', 'North & South', 'Howl' and 'Ariel'. * The final section draws out key themes, such as American poetry, politics and war, and the process of anthologizing at the end of the century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631220251
ISBN-10: 0631220259
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 165mm x 24mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher MacGowan

Christopher MacGowan is Professor of Literature at the College of William and Mary. He has published extensively on twentieth--century American poetry but is best known as the acclaimed editor of the works of William Carlos Williams.

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Paperback, December 2003
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