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- University of Iowa Press 1995; US$ 29.95
Celebrating the various ethnic traditions that melded to create what we now call American literature, Whitman did his best to encourage an international reaction to his work. But even he would have been startled by the multitude of ways in which his call has been answered. By tracking this wholehearted international response and reconceptualizing American... more...
- 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...
- Liverpool University Press 2008; US$ 49.95
It has been variously labelled Language Poetry, Language Writing, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writing (after the magazine that ran from 1978 to 1981), and language-centred writing. It has been variously defined as non-referential or of diminished reference, as textual poetry or a critique of expressivism, as a reaction... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 34.95
Explores Whitman’s intimate and lifelong concern with mortality and his troubled speculations about the afterlife. Walt Whitman is unquestionably a great poet of the joys of living. But, as Harold Aspiz demonstrates in this study, concerns with death and dying define Whitman’s career as thinker, poet, and person. Through a close reading... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1999; US$ 40.00
Now, nearly forty years after its original translation into English, Roger Asselineau's complete and magisterial biography of Walt Whitman will remind readers of the complex weave of traditions in Whitman scholarship. It is startling to recognize how much of our current understanding of Whitman was already articulated by Asselineau nearly half a... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00
This book gives readers a thorough introduction to the movements and schools of American poets in the twentieth century. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 24.95
Modernist poetry heralded a radical new aesthetic of experimentation, pioneering new verse forms and subjects, and changing the very notion of what it meant to be a poet. This volume examines T.S. Eliot, T.E. Hulme and Ezra Pound, three of the most influential figures of the modernist movement, and argues that we cannot dissociate their bold, inventive... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 24.95
Contains seventeen essays by pre-eminent scholars representing a variety of critical perspectives that focus on Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". This book features contributors who treat Whitman's poetry, his biography, his politics, his reception in the United States and abroad, race and ethnic issues, and nineteenth-century America. more...
- University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 39.95
Walt Whitman, Where the Future Becomes Present invigorates Whitman studies by garnering insights from a diverse group of writers and intellectuals. Writing from the perspectives of art history, political theory, creative writing, and literary criticism, the contributors place Whitman in the center of both world literature and American public life.... more...