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  • 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...

  • Intricate Thicketby Mark Scroggins

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    In Intricate Thicket: Reading Late Modernist Poetries , Mark Scroggins writes with wit and dash about a fascinating range of key twentieth- and twenty-first-century poets and writers. In nineteen lively and accessible essays, he persuasively argues that the innovations of modernist verse were not replaced by postmodernism, but rather those innovations... more...

  • John in the Company of Poetsby Thomas Gardner

    Baylor University Press 2011; US$ 69.95

    Thomas Gardner artistically describes Jesus?"the Word made flesh"?as a poem penned by God for the world, and John?author of the Fourth Gospel?as the poem's interpreter. John's structural patterns, repetitions, and narrative interventions invite readers to experience for themselves the beauty of the divine poem. John in the Company of Poets deepens... more...

  • The Other Orpheusby Merrill Cole

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Poetry and Repetitionby Krystyna Mazur

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the function of repetition in the work of Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery. All three poets extensively employ and comment upon the effects of repetition, yet represent three distinct poetics, considerably removed from one another in stylistic and historical terms. At the same time, the three are engaged in a highly... more...

  • The Architecture of Addressby Jake Adam York

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The Architecture of Address traces the evolution of an American species of lyric capable of public pronouncement without polemic. Beginning with Whitman, Jake Adam York seeks to describe a kind of poem wherein the most ambitious poets--including Hart Crane and Robert Lowell--occupy and reconstruct important public spaces. This study argues that American... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Poetryby Christopher Beach

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This book gives readers a thorough introduction to the movements and schools of American poets in the twentieth century. more...

  • 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... 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... 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...