Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Author(s): Christopher MacGowan

Published Online: 1 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631220251

Online ISBN: 9780470690055

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690055

About this Book

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.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Some Historical and Cultural Contexts of Twentieth-Century American Poetry

  2. Part II: Writers

  3. Part III: Texts

  4. Part IV: Topics

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