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 poetic forms from their profoundly engaged theories of social and political reform.
Tracing the complex theoretical foundations of modernist poetics, Rebecca Beasley examines:
This volume offers invaluable insight into the modernist movement, as well as demonstrating the deep influence of the three poets on the shape and values of the discipline of English Literature itself. Theorists of Modernist Poetry is relevant not only to students of modernism, but to all those with an interest in why we study, teach, read and evaluate literature the way we do.
'No one can understand the revolution that was Modernism in Anglo-America without some familiarity with the theoretical and critical writings of Eliot and Pound--and before them, T. E. Hulme ... Rebecca Beasley's "Theorists of Modernist Poetry" provides newcomers to this field with an excellent introduction to the complex strains that inform the poetic theories in question and argues convincingly that, however problematic the later politics of Eliot and Pound, the legacy of their poetics remains crucial today.' -- "Marjorie Perloff, Stanford University"
|Why Eliot, Hulme and Pound?|
|Modes of aestheticism: early influences|
|Philosophical details: the image and the objective correlative|
|Classicism and the critique of democracy|
|The historical sense|
|The Great War and the long poem|
|Modernism and the ideal society|
|After Eliot, Hulme and Poundfurther Reading|
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Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 3rd October 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.91 x 13.26 x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1