A Survey of Modernist Poetry

A Survey of Modernist Poetry And, A Pamphlet Against Anthologies

Paperback (26 Sep 2002) | English

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The books paired here make up the first collaborative study of 'Modernist' poetry by two of the twentieth century's most important and original poets. In A Survey of Modernist Poetry, Laura Riding and Robert Graves produce a contemporary reaction to the early experimentation of writers such as Eliot, Pound and e.e.cummings. Their close critical readings are deployed, along the way, in an engagement with Shakespeare's punctuation, issues of populism and elitism and an attempt to define - perhaps to invent - that elusive creature known as 'the common reader'.
The Survey contains groundbreaking readings of modern poems and movements and is an illuminating and polemical account of the beginnings of modernism. It is an important resource but also a valuable critical text in the reception and development of modernist poetry in English. A Pamphlet Against Anthologies is an entertaining tirade against the perceived iniquities of the trade anthology. A statement of poetic integrity, it poses awkward questions about the production and consumption of art in the mass markets of twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Book information

ISBN: 9781857545685
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Imprint: Lives and Letters
Pub date:
DEWEY: 809.1041
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 330g
Height: 219mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 22mm