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  • The Objectivist Nexusby Rachel Blau DuPlessis; Peter Quartermain; Eric Homberger; Peter Middleton; Burton Hatlen; Alan Golding; Charles Altieri; Yves di Manno; Charles Bernstein; John Seed; Michael Heller; Norman Finkelstein; Peter Nichols; Robert Franciosi; Andrew Crozier; Stephen Fredman; Ming-Qian Ma

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    "Objectivist" writers, conjoined through a variety of personal, ideological, and literary-historical links, have, from the late 1920s to the present, attracted emulation and suspicion. Representing a nonsymbolist, postimagist poetics and characterized by a historical, realist, antimythological worldview, Objectivists have retained their outsider... more...

  • A Place for Humilityby Christine Gerhardt

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are widely acknowledged as two of America?s foremost nature poets, primarily due to their explorations of natural phenomena as evocative symbols for cultural developments, individual experiences, and poetry itself. Yet for all their metaphorical suggestiveness, Dickinson?s and Whitman?s poems about the natural world... more...

  • The Place of Poetryby Christopher Clausen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Since the end of the eighteenth century, Christopher Clausen asserts, poetry has steadily declined in cultural status in the English-speaking world, yielding its former place as a bearer of truth to the advancing sciences. As the position of poetry was more and more threatened, its defenders made ever higher claims for its importance, even maintaining... more...

  • Poems Containing Historyby Gary Grieve-Carlson

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 84.99

    Poems Containing History: Twentieth-Century American Poetry?s Engagement with the Past , by Gary Grieve-Carlson, argues that twentieth-century American poetry has ?contained? and helped its readers to think about history in a variety of provocative and powerful ways. Tracing the discussion of the relationship between poetry and history from Aristotle?s... more...

  • Poet's Proseby Stephen Fredman; Albert Gelpi

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00

    Poet's Prose is the first scholarly work devoted exclusively to American prose poetry and has been recognised as a pioneering study in contemporary American poetry. Many recent American poets have been writing prose; Fredman has set out to determine why and what it means. Three central works of American poets' prose are discussed in detail: William... more...

  • The Poetics of Information Overloadby Paul Stephens

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Information overload is a subject of vital, ubiquitous concern in our time. The Poetics of Information Overload reveals a fascinating genealogy of information saturation through the literary lens of American modernism. Although technology has typically been viewed as hostile or foreign to poetry, Paul Stephens outlines a countertradition within... more...

  • A Political Companion to Henry David Thoreauby Jack Turner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 28.00

    The writings of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) have captivated scholars, activists, and ecologists for more than a century. Less attention has been paid, however, to the author's political philosophy and its influence on American public life. Although Thoreau's doctrine of civil disobedience has long since become a touchstone of world history, the... more...

  • A Political Companion to Walt Whitmanby John E. Seery

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 28.00

    The works of Walt Whitman have been described as masculine, feminine, postcolonial, homoerotic, urban, organic, unique, and democratic, yet arguments about the extent to which Whitman could or should be considered a political poet have yet to be fully confronted. Some scholars disregard Whitman's understanding of democracy, insisting on separating... more...

  • The Pragmatic Whitmanby Stephen John Mack

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

     In this surprisingly timely book, Stephen Mack examines Whitman?s particular and fascinating brand of patriotism: his far-reaching vision of democracy. For Whitman, loyalty to America was loyalty to democracy. Since the idea that democracy is not just a political process but a social and cultural process as well is associated with American... more...

  • Profitably Soakedby Robert Lawrence France; Ann Haymond Zwinger; Roderick Frazier Nash

    Libri Publishing 2003; US$ 10.99

    Hoping to dispel the dull and dry images of Henry David Thoreau as the moping, detached intellectual or the reflective nature mystic, this collection of quotations counters that prevalent view by nearly resurrecting Thoreau and bringing him back to the life that he so fully lived. This work clearly demonstrates that Thoreau was very much the thristing... more...