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The continuity of American poetry.

Author: Roy Harvey Pearce
Publisher: Princeton, N.J., : Princeton University Press, 1961.
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Named Person: Anne Bradstreet; Edward Taylor; Edgar Allan Poe; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Emily Dickinson; Philip Morin Freneau; William Cullen 10yant; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; James Russell Lowell; Oliver Wendell Holmes; John Greenleaf Whittier; Sidney Lanier; Edwin Arlington Robinson; Robert Frost; Ezra Pound; T S Eliot; John Crowe Ransom; William Carlos Williams; Marianne Moore; E E Cummings; Vachel Lindsay; Carl Sandburg; Conrad Aiken
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Harvey Pearce
OCLC Number: 255160
Description: xv, 442 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Foreword: toward an "inside narrative" --
Argument --
Perspective --
Point of view --
Limitations and procedures --
2. Origins: poetry and the Puritan imagination --
Puritan culture and the life of poetry --
The poetry of dogma and history --
Anne Bradstreet --
The elegy and the structure of Puritan life and art --
Taylor --
The poetry of enlightened America --
3. The long view: an American epic --
"Ideas of glory" --
The Columbiad --
Song of Myself --
The Cantos --
The Bridge --
Paterson --
The hero in history --
4. American renaissance (1): the poet as simple, separate person --
The world of the anti-poetic --
Poe --
Emerson --
Whitman --
Emily Dickinson --
"We too must write Bibles..." --
5. American renaissance (2): the poet and the people --
"The American idea" --
Antecedents: the case of Freneau --
The business of poetry --
Bryant --
Longfellow --
Lowell --
Holmes --
Whittier --
Timrod and Lanier --
Popular culture: genuine and spurious --
6. The old poetry and the new --
Poetry and the "general heart" --
Robinson --
Public speech: a note on Lindsay and Sandburg --
Frost --
A new poetry --
7. The modern age (1): counter-current --
Pound and the new poetry --
Eliot: the poetics of myth --
Ransom and Tate: the harvest of southern history --
8. The modern age (2): talent and the individualist tradition --
Williams and the "new mode" --
Aiken --
Cummings --
Marianne Moore --
9. The modern age (3): Wallace Stevens and the ultimate poem --
"Ploughing North America" --
"This happy creature..." --
"But in the flesh it is immortal" --
"The poem of the act of the mind..." --
The supreme fiction --
Creation and decreation --
10. Afterword: the idea of poetry and the idea of man --
Ex post facto --
Denouement: "...a momentary end/To the complication..." --
Conclusion (in which nothing is concluded).

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