MacGowan, Christopher J.

Twentieth-century American poetry / 20th-century American poetry Christopher MacGowan. - Maldon, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004. - xvi, 331 p. ; 24 cm. - Blackwell guides to literature .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Chronology: Significant Dates and Events, 1900-2000 --
Some Historical and Cultural Contexts of Twentieth-Century American Poetry --
The Romantic Legacy and the Genteel Tradition --
Transatlantic Connections --
Tradition and the Rise of the Universities --
Rebellion in the Fifties and Sixties: The Two Anthologies --
The Poetry of Change --
A Rich Diversity --
Writers --
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) --
Robert Frost (1874-1963) --
Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) --
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) --
William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) --
Ezra Pound (1885-1972) --
H. D. (Hilda Doolittle: 1886-1961) --
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) --
Marianne Moore (1887-1972) --
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) --
John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974) --
Claude McKay (1890-1948) --
E. E. Cummings (1894-1962) --
Hart Crane (1899-1932) --
Langston Hughes (1902-1967) --
Louis Zukofsky (1904-1978) --
Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) --
George Oppen (1908-1984) --
Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) --
Charles Olson (1910-1970) --
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) --
John Berryman (1914-1972) --
Robert Lowell (1917-1977) --
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) --
Robert Duncan (1919-1988) --
Richard Wilbur (b. 1921) --
Denise Levertov (1923-1997) --
James Dickey (1923-1997) --
A. R. Ammons (1926-2001) --
Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) --
Robert Creeley (b. 1926) --
Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) --
James Merrill (1926-1995) --
John Ashbery (b. 1927) --
Galway Kinnell (b. 1927) --
W. S. Merwin (b. 1927) --
Anne Sexton (1928-1974) --
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929) --
Gary Snyder (b. 1930) --
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) --
Amiri Baraka (b. 1934) --
Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934) --
Audre Lorde (1934-1992) --
Susan Howe (b. 1937) --
Louise Gluck (b. 1943) --
Jorie Graham (b. 1951) --
Gary Soto (b. 1952) --
Rita Dove (b. 1952) --
Texts --
North of Boston / Robert Frost --
Des Imagistes: An Anthology / Ezra Pound --
The Man Against the Sky: A Book of Poems / Edwin Arlington Robinson --
The Waste Land / T. S. Eliot --
Harlem Shadows / Claude McKay --
Harmonium / Wallace Stevens --
Spring and All / William Carlos Williams --
Observations / Marianne Moore --
The Bridge / Hart Crane --
North & South / Elizabeth Bishop --
The Pisan Cantos / Ezra Pound --
The Lost Son and Other Poems / Theodore Roethke --
Howl and Other Poems / Allen Ginsberg --
Life Studies / Robert Lowell --
The New American Poetry / Donald Allen --
Ariel / Sylvia Plath --
The Dream Songs / John Berryman --
Black Magic: Sabotage, Target Study, Black Art; Collected Poetry 1961-1967 / Amiri Baraka --
The Book of Nightmares / Galway Kinnell --
Transformations / Anne Sexton --
Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror / John Ashbery --
The Dream of a Common Language: Poems 1974-1977 / Adrienne Rich --
The Country Between Us / Carolyn Forche --
The Changing Light at Sandover / James Merrill --
Thomas and Beulah / Rita Dove --
Topics --
Twentieth-Century American Poetry and Other Arts --
Continuities and Nationality in Twentieth-Century American Poetry --
American Poetry and a Century of Wars --
The Twentieth-Century American Long Poem --
Anthologies: Polemical and Historical.

Written by a leading authority on William Carlos Williams, this book provides a wide-ranging and stimulating guide to 20th-century American poetry. It is designed to help students familiarize themselves with this period in literature.



0631220259 (alk. paper) 0631220267 (pbk. : alk. paper)

2003012196


American poetry--History and criticism.--20th century

PS323.5 / .M25 2004

811.509 MAT / 2004

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