A Coherent Splendor: The American Poetic Renaissance, 1910-1950 by Albert GelpiA Coherent Splendor: The American Poetic Renaissance, 1910-1950 by Albert Gelpi

A Coherent Splendor: The American Poetic Renaissance, 1910-1950

byAlbert Gelpi

Paperback | May 25, 1990

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In this book Professor Gelpi traces the emergence of American Modernist poetry as a reaction to, and outgrowth of, the Romantic ideology of the nineteenth century. He focuses on the remarkable generation of poets who came to maturity in the years of the First World War and whose works constitute the principal body of poetic Modernism in English. This large historical argument is developed through monographic chapters on the poets which include close readings of their major poems. Comprehensive in scope and subtle in its analysis, Gelpi's book promises to be one of the major studies of American poetry for years to come.
Title:A Coherent Splendor: The American Poetic Renaissance, 1910-1950Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.1 inPublished:May 25, 1990Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:052138687X

ISBN - 13:9780521386876

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Table of Contents

Introduction: the Janus-face of Romanticism and Modernism; 1. Robert Frost and John Crowe Ransom: Diptych of Ironists, the Woodsman and the Chevalier; 2. Wallace Stevens: World as Mundo, Mundo as world; 3. T. S. Eliot: The lady between the yew trees; 4. Ezra Pound: Between Kung and Eleusis; 5. H. D.: Helen in Bethlehem, Hilda in Egypt; 6. William Carlos Williams: Mother-Son and Paterson; 7. Allen Tate and Hart Crane: Diptych with Demons and Angels Coda; Yvor Winters and Robinson Jeffers: The Janus-face of anti-modernism.

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"A Coherent Splendor has the makings of a standard; its breadth and reach make it a welcome new addition to the discussion on modernism." Suzanne Matson, Boston College, in The New England Quarterly