By Stephen Fredman
This Concise significant other offers readers a wealthy feel of ways the poetry produced within the usa through the 20th century is hooked up to the country’s highbrow lifestyles.
Written via sought after experts within the box, the amount is helping readers to understand the poetry by way of situating it inside overlapping ancient and cultural contexts, together with: conflict; feminism and the feminine poet; ''queer cities''; the impression of the hot York paintings international; African-American poetry and blues; poetries of immigration and migration; communism and anti-communism; and philosophy and concept. each one bankruptcy levels around the whole century, evaluating poets from one a part of the century to these of one other; and every one balances documentary assurance of context with sharp observation upon particular poems.
The better half kinds an amazing advent to twentieth-century American poetry for college kids, whereas its new syntheses will make it of curiosity to students in addition.
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He had been seriously wounded there in 1945 when, as he tersely reported in a letter, “88mm shell landed in a foxhole: Three of us were in that fox-hole” (Oppen 1990: 203). Of the three, only Oppen, his body pitted with shrapnel, would live to be haunted by the attack. The experience was for him, he later said, a deﬁnitive “ur-scene” (Oppen UCSD: 16, 17, 1) and it would ﬁgure as a commanding presence in his postwar writing. In “Of Hours,” this traumatic memory is embedded in an address to Pound as the father-ﬁgure who failed to learn the lesson of his own famous line, “What thou lovest well remains” and who is ﬁnally seen walking home “Unteachable” (Oppen 2002: 217–19).
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