The continuity of American poetry.


Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1961.

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Subjects Aiken, Conrad, 1889-1973.
American poetry -- History and criticism.
American poetry.
Bradstreet, Anne, 1612?-1672.
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878.
Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886.
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.
Freneau, Philip Morin, 1752-1832.
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881.
Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931.
Literatura Norte Americana (Historia E Critica)
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891.
Lyrik.
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
Poésie américaine -- Histoire et critique.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974.
Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935.
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967.
Taylor, Edward, 1642-1729.
USA.
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892.
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963.
Description xv, 442 pages ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1961.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. Foreword: toward an "inside narrative" -- Argument -- Perspective -- Point of view -- Limitations and procedures -- 2. Origins: poetry and the Puritan imagination -- Puritan culture and the life of poetry -- The poetry of dogma and history -- Anne Bradstreet -- The elegy and the structure of Puritan life and art -- Taylor -- The poetry of enlightened America -- 3. The long view: an American epic -- "Ideas of glory" -- The Columbiad -- Song of Myself -- The Cantos -- The Bridge -- Paterson -- The hero in history -- 4. American renaissance (1): the poet as simple, separate person -- The world of the anti-poetic -- Poe -- Emerson -- Whitman -- Emily Dickinson -- "We too must write Bibles ..." -- 5. American renaissance (2): the poet and the people -- "The American idea" -- Antecedents: the case of Freneau -- The business of poetry -- Bryant -- Longfellow -- Lowell -- Holmes -- Whittier -- Timrod and Lanier -- Popular culture: genuine and spurious -- 6. The old poetry and the new -- Poetry and the "general heart" -- Robinson -- Public speech: a note on Lindsay and Sandburg -- Frost -- A new poetry -- 7. The modern age (1): counter-current -- Pound and the new poetry -- Eliot: the poetics of myth -- Ransom and Tate: the harvest of southern history -- 8. The modern age (2): talent and the individualist tradition -- Williams and the "new mode" -- Aiken -- Cummings -- Marianne Moore -- 9. The modern age (3): Wallace Stevens and the ultimate poem -- "Ploughing North America" -- "This happy creature ..." -- "But in the flesh it is immortal" -- "The poem of the act of the mind ..." -- The supreme fiction -- Creation and decreation -- 10. Afterword: the idea of poetry and the idea of man -- Ex post facto -- Denouement: " ... a momentary end/To the complication ..." -- Conclusion (in which nothing is concluded).
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)255160
(OCoLC)ocm00255160
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Pearce, Roy Harvey.
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