American poetry : a very short introduction / David Caplan.

Author
Caplan, David, 1969- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2022]
Description
133 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.

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Series
Very short introductions [More in this series]
Summary note
"American Poetry: A Very Short Introduction proposes a new theory of American poetry. Written in engaging language and enlivened with illuminating examples, it shows that two characteristics mark the vast, contentious literature. On the one hand, several of its major poets and critics claim that America needs a poetry equal to the country's own distinctiveness. On the other hand, American poetry welcomes techniques, styles, and traditions that originate from outside the country. Its influences range far beyond America's borders. The force of these two competing characteristics drives both individual accomplishment and the broader field"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • American poetry's two characteristics
  • American English as a poetic resource
  • Convention and idiosyncrasy
  • Auden and Eliot : two complicating examples
  • On the present and future of American poetry.
ISBN
  • 9780190640194 (hardcover)
  • 0190640197 (hardcover)
LCCN
2021029446
OCLC
1260691484
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