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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. This work: 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; and, includes close readings of particular poems which show how readers can use these works to connect with what concerns them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405121064
ISBN-10: 1405121068
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 167mm x 21mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Charles Altieri

Charles Altieri is Stageberg Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His previous publications include The Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetics of the Affects (2003), Subjective Agency: A Theory of First-person Expressivity and its Social Implications (Blackwell, 1994), Postmodernism Now (1999), and Painterly Abstraction in Modernist American Poetry (1990).

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