Partisans and Poets: The Political Work of American Poetry in the Great War by Mark W. van WienenPartisans and Poets: The Political Work of American Poetry in the Great War by Mark W. van Wienen

Partisans and Poets: The Political Work of American Poetry in the Great War

byMark W. van Wienen

Paperback | April 30, 2009

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Partisans and Poets explores the popular poetries that interacted with American political culture during World War I. Van Wienen describes how poetry in mainstream newspapers and major-press anthologies bolstered dominant, nationalist ideologies, and demonstrates how pacifist and socialist verse mobilized minority groups contending for hegemonic power. While recovering the work of many forgotten modern poets, Partisans and Poets asserts that wartime poetry engaged in complex negotiations with specific and often dangerous political and historical circumstances.
Title:Partisans and Poets: The Political Work of American Poetry in the Great WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:April 30, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521110068

ISBN - 13:9780521110068

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Partisan poetics, circa 1914; 1. I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier: The Woman's Peace Party and the Pacifist Majority; 2. The new society within the shell of the old: Wobbly Parody Poetical and Political; 3. The barbarians at the gate: The Soldier-Poet and the Great War in Black and White; 4. Marketing patriotism: The Frugal Housewife and the Consumption of Poetry; 5. Beating the competition: The Woman's Peace Party and the Industrial Workers of the World on Trial; 6. While this war lasts: Readerly Resistance on the Colour Line and the Bread Line; Conclusion: history and poetry in the age of irony.

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"...one of the best cultural studies of poetry I have ever read." American Studies