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The Resource History, memory, and the literary left : modern American poetry, 1935-1968, by John Lowney

History, memory, and the literary left : modern American poetry, 1935-1968, by John Lowney

Label
History, memory, and the literary left : modern American poetry, 1935-1968
Title
History, memory, and the literary left
Title remainder
modern American poetry, 1935-1968
Statement of responsibility
by John Lowney
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this nuanced revisionist history of modern American poetry, John Lowney investigates the Depression era's impact on late modernist American poetry from the socioeconomic crisis of the 1930s through the emergence of the new social movements of the 1960s. Informed by an ongoing scholarly reconsideration of 1930s American culture and concentrating on Left writers whose historical consciousness was profoundly shaped by the Depression, World War II, and the Cold War, Lowney articulates the Left's challenges to national collective memory and redefines the importance of late modernism in American literary history. The late modernist writers Lowney studies most closely-Muriel Rukeyser, Elizabeth Bishop, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Thomas McGrath, and George Oppen-are not all customarily associated with the 1930s, nor are they commonly seen as literary peers. By examining these late modernist writers comparatively, Lowney foregrounds differences of gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and social class and region while emphasizing how each writer developed poetic forms that responded to the cultural politics and socioaesthetic debates of the 1930s. In so doing he calls into question the boundaries that have limited the scholarly dialogue about modern poetry. No other study of American poetry has considered the particular gathering of careers that Lowney considers. As poets whose collective historical consciousness was profoundly shaped by the turmoil of the Depression and war years and the Cold War's repression or rewriting of history, their diverse talents represent a distinct generational impact on U.S. and international literary history." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0666/2006044519-d.html
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DLC
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1957-
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Lowney, John
Dewey number
811/.509358
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS310.P6
LC item number
L68 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary North American poetry series
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  • American poetry
  • Right and left (Political science) in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Poets, American
  • Depressions
Label
History, memory, and the literary left : modern American poetry, 1935-1968, by John Lowney
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-277) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The janitor's poems of every day: American poetry and the 1930's -- Buried history: the popular front poetics of Muriel Rukeyser's The book of the dead -- Allegories of salvage: the peripheral vision of Elizabeth Bishop's North & South -- Harlem Disc-tortions: the jazz memory of Langston Hughes's Montage of a dream deferred -- A reportage and Redemption: the poetics of African American countermemory in Gwendolyn Brook's In the Mecca -- A metamorphic palimpsest: the underground memory of Thomas McGrath's Letter to an imaginary friend -- The spectre of the 1930s: George Oppen's Of being numerous and historical amnesia
Control code
65425977
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9781587295089
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006044519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781587295089
Label
History, memory, and the literary left : modern American poetry, 1935-1968, by John Lowney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The janitor's poems of every day: American poetry and the 1930's -- Buried history: the popular front poetics of Muriel Rukeyser's The book of the dead -- Allegories of salvage: the peripheral vision of Elizabeth Bishop's North & South -- Harlem Disc-tortions: the jazz memory of Langston Hughes's Montage of a dream deferred -- A reportage and Redemption: the poetics of African American countermemory in Gwendolyn Brook's In the Mecca -- A metamorphic palimpsest: the underground memory of Thomas McGrath's Letter to an imaginary friend -- The spectre of the 1930s: George Oppen's Of being numerous and historical amnesia
Control code
65425977
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9781587295089
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006044519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781587295089

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