Modernist Poetics of History

Modernist Poetics of History : Pound, Eliot, and the Sense of the Past

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By thoroughly examining T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound collected and uncollected writings, James Longenbach presents their understandings of the philosophical idea of history and analyzes the strategies of historical interpretation they discussed in their critical prose and embodied in their poems including history." Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0691609721
  • 9780691609720
  • 2,256,503

Table of contents

*FrontMatter, pg. i*Contents, pg. vii*Preface, pg. ix*Acknowledgments, pg. xiii*Abbreviations, pg. xvii*Introduction. Modernism and Historicism, pg. 1*Chapter One. Pater and Yeats: The Dicta of the Great Critics, pg. 29*Chapter Two. I Gather the Limbs of Osiris, pg. 45*Chapter Three. Canzoni: Toward a Poem Including History, pg. 62*Chapter Four. The Perigord Phantastikon, pg. 79*Chapter Five. Three Cantos and the War Against Philology, pg. 96*Chapter Six. Truth and Calliope, pg. 131*Chapter Seven. Eeldrop and Appleplex: Eliot and Pound, pg. 152*Chapter Eight. F. H. Bradley and the "System" of History, pg. 164*Chapter Nine. The Contrived Corridors of Poems 1920, pg. 177*Chapter Ten. The Waste Land: Beyond the Frontier, pg. 200*Notes, pg. 239*Index, pg. 267
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