By Davis, Alex; Jenkins, Lee Margaret
A background of Modernist Poetry examines leading edge anglophone poetries from decadence to the post-war interval. the 1st of its 3 components considers formal and contextual matters, together with fable, politics, gender, and race, whereas the second one and 3rd components talk about quite a lot of person poets, together with Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, Mina Loy, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Marianne Moore, in addition to key hobbies equivalent to Imagism, Objectivism, and the Harlem Renaissance. This e-book additionally addresses the influence of either global Wars on experimental poetries and the an important position of magazines in disseminating and proselytizing on behalf of poetic modernism. the gathering concludes with a wide-ranging dialogue of the inheritance of modernism in fresh writing on each side of the Atlantic
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Falci focuses on modernist poetry’s local aﬃliations and regional attachments to redress the longstanding emphasis on its metropolitan base and international range. This chapter links modernist poetry’s insistence on regionality to two larger historical matters: the attenuation of the British empire over the course of the twentieth century, which reshaped the relationship between the metropolitan, imperial centre and its peripheries; and the quick creep of global capitalism, whose technological, ideological, and institutional advances made for an increasingly connected social and economic world, and which dialectically produced an attention to, and fascination with, the particularities of local spaces.
Ezra Pound, ‘How to Read’. I. A. Richards, Practical Criticism. Edith Sitwell, Gold Coast Customs. Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own. Documents magazine founded (until 1930). André Breton, ‘Second Manifesto of Surrealism’. Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera. , ‘Revolution of the Word’. Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, Un chien andalou. xxx 1930 1931–2 1931 1932 1933 Chronology Wyndham Lewis, Paleface: The Philosophy of the Melting Pot. Wall Street crash. Museum of Modern Art opens in New York.
In Sherry’s analysis, the legacy of decadence – that of Charles Baudelaire and Théophile Gautier and the English poets Ernest Dowson, Lionel Johnson, and Arthur Symons – is present, in vivid particularity, in formative poems of Yeats, Eliot, and Pound, and continues to inform their major subsequent work. Sherry’s having established the ‘beginnings’ of modernism, Helen Carr’s chapter documents the plethora of modern schools and trends of poetry in the years preceding and into the early years of the First World War, interrogating the binary that obtains between the avantgarde and the modernity of the Edwardian and Georgian camps.
A History of modernist poetry by Davis, Alex; Jenkins, Lee Margaret