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The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Modernism and After

The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry by Charles Altieri
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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 American poets up through to the 1980s.

  • Gives readers a sense of the ambitions, the disillusionments and the continuities of modernist poetry.

  • Includes close readings of particular poems which show how readers can use these works to connect with what concerns them.
Wiley; April 2008
266 pages; ISBN 9781405152273
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Title: The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry
Author: Charles Altieri
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