Chapter 1. Poetic Modernism and the Century's Wars

  1. Nigel Alderman Assistant Professor2 and
  2. C. D. Blanton Assistant Professor3
  1. Vincent Sherry Professor

Published Online: 23 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310306.ch1

A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry

A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry

How to Cite

Sherry, V. (2009) Poetic Modernism and the Century's Wars, in A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry (eds N. Alderman and C. D. Blanton), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310306.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Mount Holyoke College, USA

  2. 3

    University of California, Berkeley, USA

Author Information

  1. Washington University in St Louis, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405129244

Online ISBN: 9781444310306

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Keywords:

  • poetic modernism and the century's wars;
  • Ezra Pound, in the Cantos he composed - his mind shifted insistently from the indignities suffered by a sixty-year-old at Pisa to the promises a young adult had cultivated in London – from the end of World War II;
  • Eliot also gives himself over to retrospection on the earlier period - … our concern was speech, and speech impelled us To purify the dialect of the tribe;
  • poetics owned the moment - in illo tempore;
  • political journalism in “Studies in Contemporary Mentality”;
  • progressive discrimination - as its stipulative spirit;
  • precedent ideologies most timely – A poetry of modern experience

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • I

  • II

  • III

  • IV

  • Coda

  • Further Reading