The New American Poetry, 1945-1960: With a new afterword by Donald AllenThe New American Poetry, 1945-1960: With a new afterword by Donald Allen

The New American Poetry, 1945-1960: With a new afterword

EditorDonald Allen

Paperback | July 27, 1999

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With more than 100,000 copies sold,The New American Poetryhas become one of the most influential anthologies published in the United States since World War II. As one of the first counter-cultural collections of American verse, this volume fits in Robert Lowell's famous definition of the raw in American poetry. Many of the contributors once derided in the mainstream press of the period are now part of the postmodern canon: Olson, Duncan, Creeley, Guest, Ashbery, Ginsberg, Kerouac, Levertov, O'Hara, Snyder, Schuyler, and others. Donald Allen'sThe New American Poetrydelivered the first taste of these remarkable poets, and the book has since become an invaluable historical and cultural record, now available again for a new generation of readers.

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Donald Allen(1912-2004) was the editor ofThe Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara(California, 1995) and coeditor ofThe Collected Prose of Charles Olson(California, 1997).

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Title:The New American Poetry, 1945-1960: With a new afterwordFormat:PaperbackDimensions:479 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.16 inPublished:July 27, 1999Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520209532

ISBN - 13:9780520209534

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Many star poets of the post-modern canon in the United States once faced opposition and even mockery from mainstream literary circles. Their brilliant innovations in verse make up the bulk of The New American Poetry, 1945-1960. Names like Ginsberg, Kerouac, Snyder and Schuyler feature prominently in this collection, making it a wonderful record to a special time in American verse.

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"Anyone with an interest in 20th-century American poetry will welcome the re-release of "The New American Poetry. . . A nearly full weighing up of the mid-century avant-garde; it remains essential." --"Publishers Weekly