Twentieth-century American poetry / Christopher MacGowan.

By: MacGowan, Christopher J. (Christopher John)
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Blackwell guides to literaturePublisher: Maldon, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004Description: xvi, 331 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0631220259 (alk. paper); 0631220267 (pbk. : alk. paper)Other title: 20th-century American poetrySubject(s): American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticismDDC classification: 811.509 MAT LOC classification: PS323.5 | .M25 2004Online resources: Table of contents | OCLC | Ebook Fulltext
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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.
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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.

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