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  • A Concise Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetryby Stephen Fredman

    Wiley 2008; US$ 150.00 US$ 130.00

    This Concise Companion gives readers a rich sense of how the poetry produced in the United States during the twentieth century is connected to the country?s intellectual life more broadly. Helps readers to fully appreciate the poetry of the period by tracing its historical and cultural contexts. Written by prominent specialists in the field.... more...

  • The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetryby Charles Altieri

    Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95 US$ 105.69

    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... more...

  • The New Red Negroby James Edward Smethurst

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    The New Red Negro surveys African-American poetry from the onset of the Depression to the early days of the Cold War. It considers the relationship between the thematic and formal choices of African-American poets and organized ideology from the proletarian early 1930s to the neo-modernist late 1940s. This study examines poetry by writers across... more...

  • "Fallen from the Symboled World"by Wyatt Prunty

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    This study evaluates figure and form in contemporary poetry, especially the powers of simile and simile-like structures. Examining the works of Nemerov, Wilbur, Bowers, Hecht, Justice, Cunningham, Bishop, Van Duyn, Hollander, Pack, Kennedy, Ammons, Creeley, and Wright, Prunty argues that doubts about language, the tradition, and theistic assumptions... more...

  • A Historical Guide to Walt Whitmanby David S. Reynolds

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    Few authors are so well suited to historical study as Whitman, who is widely considered America's greatest poet. This Guide combines contemporary cultural studies and historical scholarship to illuminate Whitman's diverse contexts. The essays explore dimensions of Whitman's dynamic relationship to working-class politics, race and slavery, sexual... more...

  • How Poets See the Worldby Willard Spiegelman

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 40.99 US$ 35.25

    This book looks closely at a handful of contemporary poets (John Ashbery, Amy Clampitt, Jorie Graham, Charles Tomlinson, and Charles Wright) and, less extensively, at some others, with an eye to explaining the art of description in poetry. How do poets see the world? What are they looking for? How do they transcribe their vision and make poems out... more...

  • The Economistby Leonard N. Neufeldt

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    This major study examines Thoreau's participation in the economic discourse of his time and place. It focuses on cultural conditions in the time of Thoreau, his awareness of them, and his responses to them as a literary artist who identified his writing as his vocation. more...

  • A Historical Guide to Henry David Thoreauby William E. Cain

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    As an essayist, philosopher, ex-pencil manufacturer, notorious hermit, tax protester, and all-around original thinker, Thoreau led so singular a life that he is in some ways a perfect candidate for the historical and biographical treatments made possible by the Historical Guides to American Authors series format. William E. Cain, the volume editor,... more...

  • Poets On Placeby W. T. Pfefferle

    Utah State University Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Out to see America and satisfy his travel bug, W. T. Pfefferle resigned from his position as director of the writing program at Johns Hopkins University and hit the road to interview sixty-two poets about the significance of place in their work. The lively conversations that resulted may surprise with the potential meanings of a seemingly simple... more...

  • A Companion to Walt Whitmanby Donald D. Kummings

    Wiley 2008; US$ 263.95 US$ 228.76

    Comprising more than 30 substantial essays written by leading scholars, this companion constitutes an exceptionally broad-ranging and in-depth guide to one of America?s greatest poets. Makes the best and most up-to-date thinking on Whitman available to students Designed to make readers more aware of the social and cultural contexts of Whitman?s... more...