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The Resource Crisis and the US avant-garde : poetry and real politics, Ben Hickman

Crisis and the US avant-garde : poetry and real politics, Ben Hickman

Label
Crisis and the US avant-garde : poetry and real politics
Title
Crisis and the US avant-garde
Title remainder
poetry and real politics
Statement of responsibility
Ben Hickman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1934, the Marxist and Modernist poet Louis Zukofsky was labelled a 'detached recorder of isolated events' by his communist contemporaries, a writer who 'identifies life with capitalism, and so assumes that the world is merely a wasteland'. Crisis and the US Avant-Garde charts the trajectory of this tension between avant-garde poetics and vanguard politics since the twin legacies of Modernism and the Great Depression. The book's radical reappraisal of twentieth-century experimental poetry in the US reads major figures including Charles Olson, Denise Levertov and Amiri Baraka within a new approach to traditional notions of historical context, exploring the ways in which poetry can properly be said to respond to political crises
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1983-
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Hickman, Ben
Dewey number
811.5/4/093581
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • American poetry
  • Politics and literature
  • Experimental poetry
Label
Crisis and the US avant-garde : poetry and real politics, Ben Hickman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-197) and index
Contents
Crisis and the US Avant-Garde; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 'Longing for perfection': history and utopia in Louis Zukof; 2 'Atlantis buried outside': Muriel Rukeyser, myth and war; 3 Slipping the cog: Charles Olson and Cold War history; 4 Husky phlegm and spoken lonesomeness: poetry against the Vietnam; 5 'You can be the music yourself': Amiri Baraka's attitudes, 1974-80; 6 Figures of inward: Language poetry and the end of the avant-garde; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn919188096
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748682874
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919188096
Label
Crisis and the US avant-garde : poetry and real politics, Ben Hickman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-197) and index
Contents
Crisis and the US Avant-Garde; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 'Longing for perfection': history and utopia in Louis Zukof; 2 'Atlantis buried outside': Muriel Rukeyser, myth and war; 3 Slipping the cog: Charles Olson and Cold War history; 4 Husky phlegm and spoken lonesomeness: poetry against the Vietnam; 5 'You can be the music yourself': Amiri Baraka's attitudes, 1974-80; 6 Figures of inward: Language poetry and the end of the avant-garde; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn919188096
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748682874
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919188096

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