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  • "Fallen from the Symboled World"by Wyatt Prunty

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99 US$ 103.49

    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...

  • Acts of Mindby Richard Jackson

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    ?There have been any number of books of interview with contemporary writers, but none precisely like this one. The author/editor has somehow managed to get these very different poets to follow his lead and (in many cases for the first time anywhere) to reveal much about their intellectual habits, assumptions, and preconceptions.  In almost every... more...

  • African-American Poets, 2by Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    This volume examines contemporary African-American poets from the well-known writers of the late 20th century to the newly established and emerging voices of today. Full-length critical essays discuss the development and influence of such seminal figures as Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, Nikki Giovanni, Michael S. Harper, Yusef Komunyakaa,... more...

  • The Afro-Modernist Epic and Literary Historyby Kathy Lou Schultz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Analyzing the poets Melvin B. Tolson, Langston Hughes, and Amiri Baraka, this study charts the Afro-Modernist epic. Within the context of Classical epic traditions, early 20th-century American modernist long poems, and the griot traditions of West Africa, Schultz reveals diasporic consciousness in the representation of African American identities. more...

  • After Winterby John Edgar Tidwell; Steven C Tracy

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 30.99 US$ 27.89

    John Edgar Tidwell and Steven C. Tracy have brought together for the first time a book-length collection of critical and theoretical writings about Sterling A. Brown that recovers and reasserts his continuing importance for a contemporary audience. Exploring new directions in the study of Brown's life and work, After Winter includes new and previously... more...

  • The Age of Audenby Aidan Wasley

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 47.95 US$ 41.24

    W. H. Auden's emigration from England to the United States in 1939 marked more than a turning point in his own life and work--it changed the course of American poetry itself. The Age of Auden takes, for the first time, the full measure of Auden's influence on American poetry. Combining a broad survey of Auden's midcentury U.S. cultural presence... more...

  • American Elegyby Max Cavitch

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 67.50

    American Elegy reconnects the study of early American poetry to the broadest currents of literary and cultural criticism. Max Cavitch begins by considering eighteenth-century elegists such as Franklin and Bradstreet. He then turns to elegy's adaptations during the Jacksonian age. Devoting unprecedented attention to the early African-American elegy,... more...

  • The American Landscape in the Poetry of Frost, Bishop, and Ashberyby Marit J. MacArthur

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    A remarkably engaging work of literary analysis, this book employs biography and cultural history to explore the scene of the abandoned house in the lives and work of Frost, Bishop, and Ashbery. more...

  • American Modernist Poetsby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 54.00

    The rise of modernism marked one of the major transitional periods in contemporary literature. The American modernist poets created a rich legacy in their verse explorations of a world touched by war, rapid industrialization, and the growing perceived alienation of the individual. The innovators featured in this volume include Ezra Pound, e.e. cummings,... more...

  • American Political Poetry in the 21st Centuryby Michael Dowdy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    Dowdy uncovers and analyzes the primary rhetorical strategies, particularly figures of voice, in American political poetry from the Vietnam War-era to the present. He brings together a unique and diverse collection of poets, including an innovative section on hip hop performance. more...