Imagist Poetry

Imagist Poetry

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Many of the 20th century's most important and influential poets rallied under the banner of Imagism, a radical poetic movement that extended the frontiers of English literature. By following a strict set of principles -- including direct treatment of the subject, minimal use of adjectives, precision of language, and the development of an individual rhythmic style -- the Imagists created dazzling works of gemlike appeal.
This volume contains over 180 well-chosen Imagist masterpieces by Erza Pound, D. H. Lawrence, H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), James Joyce, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and other masters. Its roster of lesser-known poets features Richard Aldington, Walter Conrad Arensberg, Skipworth Cannéll, Adelaide Crapsey, John Gould Fletcher, and many others.
Several of these poems appeared first in books by the represented poets and in the very first Imagist anthologies; others were published in such journals as Poetry, The Dial, The Trend, and The Egoist. Carefully chosen for their individual poetic strengths as well as their characteristic illustration of Imagism, these verses represent the very best of thousands of imagistic verses published from 1913 to 1922.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 132.08 x 210 x 12.7mm | 136g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0486408752
  • 9780486408750
  • 84,833

Table of contents

Richard Aldington
The Poplar
Summer
Evening
Choricos
To A Greek Marble
Au Vieux Jardin
Lesbia
Beauty Thou Hast Hunt Me Overmuch
Argyria
In the Via Sestina
The River
Bromios
To Atthis
The Faun Sees Snow for the First Time
At the British Museum
Images (I-VI)
Amalfi
At Nights
London
Images (I-IV)
Insouciance
Two Impressions
Walter Conrad Arensberg
Voyage à I'Infini
Skipwith Cannéll
Nocturnes
Adelaide Crapsey
November Night
The Guarded Wound
The Warning
Niagara
On Seeing Weather-Beaten Trees
Old Love
Night
H.D.
Sitalkas
Hermes of the Ways
Priapus
Acon
Hermonax
Epigram
The Pool
The Garden
Oread
Mid-Day
Eurydice
Fragment XXXVI
Song
At Baia
John Gould Fletcher
"Irradiations, I-IV, X"
The Windmills
Mexican Quarter
Rain in the Desert
Clouds Across the Canyon
The Skaters
F. S. Flint
"London, my beautiful"
Hallucination
"Immortal? . . . No"
"The grass is beneath my head"
The Swan
Trees
Accident
Fragment
Houses
Ogre
Cones
Gloom
Terror
Searchlight
Dusk
Evil
Ford Madox Hueffer
In the Little Old Market-Place
The Starling
Antwerp
T. E. Hulme
Autumn
Above the Dock
The Embankment
Conversion
James Joyce
I Hear an Army
"Silently she's combing"
"O, it was out by Donnycarney"
Alfred Kreymborg
Cézanne
Clavichord
Tiger-Lily
Clay
Image
Screen Dance: For Rihani
D. H. Lawrence
Cherry Robbers
Honeymoon
Illicit
Fireflies in the Corn
A Woman and Her Dead Husband
The Mowers
Scent of Irises
Green
Erinnyes
In Trouble and Shame
Brooding Grief
Restlessness
Terra Nuova
Service of All the Dead
Gloire de Dijon
Nostalgia
Piano
Medlars and Sorb-Apples
Amy Lowell
In a Garden
Venus Transiens
The Travelling Bear
Solitaire
Sunshine
A Year Passes
To a Husband
The Emperor's Garden
A Decade
Yone Noguchi
I Have Cast the World
Ezra Pound
??pia
The Return
After Ch'u Yuan
Liu Ch'e
Fan-Piece for Her Imperial Lord
Couplet
The Garret
Dance Figure
April
Further Instructions
To Ka?òv
The Coming of War: Actaeon
Ts'ai Chi'h
In a Station of the Metro
Alba
Image from d'Orleans
Epitaphs
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
The Jewel Stairs' Grievance
Exile's Letter
Four Poems of Departure
Separation on the River King
Taking Leave of a Friend
Leave-Taking Near Shoku
The City of Choan
A Ballad of the Mulberry Road
"To-Em-Mei's "The Unmoving Cloud"
Chanson Arabe
Dawn on the Mountain
Wallace Stevens
From a Junk
Home Again
The Silver Plough-Boy
Peter Quince at the Clavier
Sunday Morning
Primordia
Valley Candle
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
Metaphors of a Magnifico
Architecture for the Adoration of Beauty
Fabliau of Florida
The Load of Sugar-Cane
Hibiscus on the Sleeping Shores
"The Bird with the Coppery, Keen Claws"
"O, Florida, Venereal Soil"
William Carlos Williams
Contemporania
Offering
Postlude
Marriage
The Young Housewife
The Shadow
Metric Figure
Pastoral
Tract
Promenade
Dawn
Good Night
Smell!
Spring Strains
To a Solitary Disciple
Spring Storm
Willow Poem
Blizzard
To Waken an Old Lady
Daisy
Waiting
The Thinker
The Disputants
The Tulip Bed
Blueflags
The Widow's Lament in Springtime
The Lonely Street
The Great Figure
The Bull
Alphabetical List of Titles and First Lines
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About Edith Blaisdell

Bob Blaisdell is professor of English at the City University of New York's Kingsborough Community College and the editor of twenty-two Dover literature and poetry collections.
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