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This book provides a wide-ranging and stimulating guide to twentieth-century American poetry. It is written by a leading authority on the innovative modernist poet, William Carlos Williams. The book 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; and, 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: 9780631220268
ISBN-10: 0631220267
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 154mm x 20mm)
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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Hardback, December 2003