Encyclopedia of American Poetry

Encyclopedia of American Poetry

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The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.ROBERT S. OVENTILE Further Reading Gery, John, Nuclear Annihilation and Contemporary American Poetry, Gainesville: ... travesties of democracy, atrocities of the Korean and especially Vietnam War; it is a poem seared by the dead that will not a€œstop burninga€ (a€œThe ... The poem manages that nearly impossible thing, holds a€œit alla€ and is a€œgooda€: holds it as gently as a father holds his frightened daughter.


Title:Encyclopedia of American Poetry
Author:Eric L. Haralson
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-01-21
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