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  • 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...

  • After Winterby John Edgar Tidwell; Steven C Tracy

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 29.99

    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$ 39.95

    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 Bardsby Edward Whitley

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Walt Whitman has long been regarded as the quintessential American bard, the poet who best represents all that is distinctive about life in the United States. Whitman himself encouraged this view, but he was also quick to remind his readers that he was an unlikely candidate for the office of national poet, and that his working-class upbringing and... 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$ 100.00

    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$ 95.00

    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...

  • American Pragmatism and Poetic Practiceby Kristen Case

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 75.00

    Wittgenstein wrote that "philosophy ought really to be written only as a form of poetry." Kristen Case's book argues that American poets from Emerson to Susan Howe have responded to the central problems of Western philosophy by enacting, in language, the continually shifting relation between mind and world that pragmatism announces. Case... more...

  • The American Puritan Elegyby Jeffrey A. Hammond

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 46.00

    Jeffrey Hammond's study takes an anthropological approach to the most popular form of poetry in early New England - the funeral elegy. more...