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By Stephen Fredman

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ISBN-13: 9781405120029

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This Concise spouse provides readers a wealthy experience of the way the poetry produced within the usa in the course of the 20th century is hooked up to the country’s highbrow lifestyles extra extensively. is helping readers to totally relish the poetry of the interval by means of tracing its old and cultural contexts. Written through admired experts within the box. areas the poetry of the interval inside of contexts equivalent to: battle; feminism and the feminine poet; poetries of immigration and migration; communism and anti-communism; philosophy and concept. each one bankruptcy levels around the complete century, evaluating poets from one a part of the century to these of one other. New syntheses make the amount of curiosity to students in addition to scholars and basic readers.

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The loudest call came 1 Stephen Fredman from Ralph Waldo Emerson in a number of his essays, especially in “The Poet,” where he observed that “the experience of each new age requires a new confession, and the world seems always waiting for its poet” (Emerson, 1983, p. 450). In Emerson’s view, the poet that America was waiting for would have an entirely new subject matter, for “Our log-rolling, our stumps and their politics, our fisheries, our Negroes, and Indians, our boasts, and our repudiations, the wrath of rogues, and the pusillanimity of honest men, the Northern trade, the Southern planting, the western clearing, Oregon and Texas, are yet unsung.

Mounting a full-scale synopsis of poetry’s relationship with philosophy and theory during the century, Davidson notes four particular moments of philosophical crisis. The first was early in the century when the question of solipsism, the relation of the “I” to other minds and to the objects of the world, was especially pressing. The second moment was the crisis of capitalism during the Great Depression, which placed Marxism and populism in the forefront of poetic concerns. ” At the century’s end a “cultural turn” occurred, which examines the cultural placement of the poet and celebrates concepts like hybridity, diaspora, performance, collaboration, signifyin(g), and electronic virtuality.

Increasingly, US military operations have been given not the random names they had previously received, but names associating hyperbolic cosmic force with absolute rightness: Urgent Fury (Grenada), Just Cause (Panama), Desert Storm (the Gulf), Instant Thunder (the air operation in the Gulf), Infinite Justice (Afghanistan), and Enduring Freedom (the war on terror) (Sieminski 1995). These are, we might say, pseudo-performatives which cultivate the apocalyptic tone to conflate means and ends. There is something at once risible and deadly in the use of such language.

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