Written by a leading authority on William Carlos Williams, this book provides a wide-ranging and stimulating guide to twentieth-century American poetry.
- A wide-ranging and stimulating critical guide to twentieth-century American poetry.
- Written by a leading authority on the innovative modernist poet, William Carlos Williams.
- Explores the material, historical and social contexts in which twentieth-century American poetry was produced.
- Includes a biographical dictionary of major writers with extended entries on poets ranging from Robert Frost to Adrienne Rich.
- Contains a section on key texts considering major works, such as The Waste Land, North & South, Howl and Ariel.
- The final section draws out key themes, such as American poetry, politics and war, and the process of anthologizing at the end of the century.
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