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How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse
by John Timberman Newcomb
University of Illinois Press, 2013
eISBN: 978-0-252-09390-6 | Cloth: 978-0-252-03679-8 | Paper: 978-0-252-07968-9
Library of Congress Classification PS310.M57N488 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.5209

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK

This book traces the emergence of modern American poetry at the turn of the nineteenth century. With a particular focus on four "little magazines"--Poetry, The Masses, Others, and The Seven Arts--John Timberman Newcomb shows how each advanced ambitious agendas combining urban subjects, stylistic experimentation, and progressive social ideals. While subsequent literary history has favored the poets whose work made them distinct--individuals singled out usually on the basis of a novel technique--Newcomb provides a denser, richer view of the history that hundreds of poets made.


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