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The Resource Realist poetics in American culture, 1866-1900, Elizabeth Renker

Realist poetics in American culture, 1866-1900, Elizabeth Renker

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Realist poetics in American culture, 1866-1900
Title
Realist poetics in American culture, 1866-1900
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Renker
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The terms 'poetry' and 'realism' have a complex and often oppositional relationship in American literary histories of the postbellum period. The core narrative holds that 'realism', the major literary 'movement' of the era, developed apace in prose fiction, while poetry, stuck in a hopelessly idealist late-Romantic mode, languished and stagnated. Poetry is almost entirely absent from scholarship on American literary realism except as the emblem of realism's opposite: a desiccated genteel 'twilight of the poets.' This book refutes the familiar narrative of postbellum poetics as a scene of failure, and it recovers the active and variegated practices of a diverse array of realist poets across print culture. The triumph of the twilight tale in the twentieth century obscured, minimized, and flattened the many poetic discourses of the age, including but not limited to a significant body of realist poems currently missing from US literary histories. Excavating an extensive archive of realist poems, the volume offers a significant revision to the genre-exclusive story of realism and, by extension, to the very foundations of postbellum American literary history dating back to the earliest stages of the discipline
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Renker, Elizabeth
Dewey number
810/820
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS316
LC item number
.R35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in American literary history
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  • American poetry
  • American literature
  • Realism in literature
  • American poetry
  • Realism in literature
  • 18.06 Anglo-American literature
Label
Realist poetics in American culture, 1866-1900, Elizabeth Renker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-197) 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
Introduction -- The "twilight of the poets" in the Age of Realism -- Reality categories in periodical poems -- After wings: Sarah Piatt -- Poetic realisms -- Late-century African American poets and realist gentility -- Melville renders the real
Control code
1013181580
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780198808787
Lccn
2017960664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1013181580
Label
Realist poetics in American culture, 1866-1900, Elizabeth Renker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-197) 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
Introduction -- The "twilight of the poets" in the Age of Realism -- Reality categories in periodical poems -- After wings: Sarah Piatt -- Poetic realisms -- Late-century African American poets and realist gentility -- Melville renders the real
Control code
1013181580
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780198808787
Lccn
2017960664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1013181580

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