Modern Poetry After Modernism
Robert Lowell and many who followed in his personal, reflective style, such as John Berryman, W.S. Merwin and Adrienne Rich, have been seen as breaking with the influence of T.S. Eliot and the New Critics. But as Jim Longenbach notes in his new book, this "breakthrough" narrative no longer makes good sense, due to our changing conceptions of what constitutes modernism and its New Critical values, and the now-ubiquitous use of the term "post-modern". Longenbach's new book offers a wide-ranging account of the past 40 years of American poetry and allows for fuller appreciation of women poets.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 155.4 x 233.4 x 17.5mm | 378.21g
- 22 Jan 1998
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
This authoritative book should be read by anyone interested in contemporary US poetry. * Choice *
About James Longenbach
James Longenbach is the Joseph H. Gilmore Professor of English at the University of Rochester. In addition to a forthcoming volume of poems called Threshold, he is the author of Wallace Stevens: The Plain Sense of Things (OUP, 1991), Stone Cottage: Pound, Yeats, and Modernism (OUP, 1988), and Modernist Poetics of History.