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The American quest for a supreme fiction : Whitman's legacy in the personal epic / James E. Miller, Jr.


Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1979.
ISBN 0226526119, 9780226526119

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Subjects American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American poetry.
Epic poetry, American -- History and criticism.
Epic poetry, American.
Epos.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Literatura norte-americana (crítica e interpretação)
Poetry -- Psychological aspects.
Poésie américaine -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Poésie épique -- Histoire et critique.
Self in literature.
USA.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Influence.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
Whitman, Walt.
Description xvi, 360 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1979.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Poetic metamorphoses: Lowell and Berryman (a prologue) -- The care and feeding of long poems: the American epic from Barlow to Berryman -- She's here, install'd amid the kitchen ware: Walt Whitman's epic creation -- Meditations on a recipe for a modern American epic: Wallace Stevens's "Notes toward a supreme fiction" -- An epic is a poem containing history: Ezra Pound's Cantos -- Personal mood transmuted into epic: T.S. Eliot's Waste Land -- How shall I be mirror to this modernity?: William Carlos Williams's Paterson -- An epic of the modern consciousness: Hart Crane's Bridge -- Making a mappemunde to include my being: Charles Olson's Maximus poems -- The American bard / Embarrassed Henry heard himself a-being: John Berryman's Dream Songs -- Dreaming of the lost America of love: Allen Ginsberg's Fall of America -- Bards of the great idea: Seekers of the supreme fiction. rc.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4135235
(OCoLC)ocm04135235
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Miller, James E. 1920-2010.
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