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A Coherent Splendor : The American Poetic Renaissance, 1910-1950 - Albert Gelpi

A Coherent Splendor

The American Poetic Renaissance, 1910-1950

Paperback Published: 12th November 1990
ISBN: 9780521386876
Number Of Pages: 496

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In this book Professor Gelpi traces the emergence of American Modernist poetry as a reaction to, and outgrowth of, the Romantic ideology of the nineteenth century. He focuses on the remarkable generation of poets who came to maturity in the years of the First World War and whose works constitute the principal body of poetic Modernism in English. This large historical argument is developed through monographic chapters on the poets which include close readings of their major poems. Comprehensive in scope and subtle in its analysis, Gelpi's book promises to be one of the major studies of American poetry for years to come.

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'The most vigorous, most consistently interesting study we have of twentieth-century American poetry in its relation to its Romantic percursors. Albert Gelpi's book is a powerful revisionist history of Modernism ... [His] breadth and range are remarkable.' Marjorie Perloff 'As distinguished a work as the author's The Tenth Muse ... The essays are unquestionable major critical and aesthetic statements on American poetry'. J. J. Patton, Choice

Introduction: the Janus-face of Romanticism and Modernism
Diptych of Ironists, the Woodsman and the Chevalier
World as Mundo, Mundo as world
The lady between the yew trees
Between Kung and Eleusis
Helen in Bethlehem, Hilda in Egypt
Mother-Son and Paterson
Diptych with Demons and Angels Coda
The Janus-face of anti-modernism
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ISBN: 9780521386876
ISBN-10: 052138687X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 12th November 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.7