The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry: Modernism and After

The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry: Modernism and After

Author(s): Charles Altieri

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405121064

Online ISBN: 9780470774977

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774977

About this Book

Written by a leading critic, this invigorating introduction to modernist American poetry conveys the excitement that can be generated by a careful reading of modernist poems.




  • Encourages readers to identify with the modernists' sense of the revolutionary possibilities of their art.

  • Embraces four generations of modernist American poets up through to the 1980s.

  • Gives readers a sense of the ambitions, the disillusionments and the continuities of modernist poetry.

  • Includes close readings of particular poems which show how readers can use these works to connect with what concerns them.

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