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Hog butchers, beggars, and busboys : poverty, labor, and the making of modern American poetry

Author: John Marsh
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2011.
Series: Class, culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A new reading of 20th-century poets and their subject matter sheds new light on the development of American literary modernism</p>

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Marsh
ISBN: 9780472071579 0472071572 9780472051571 0472051571
OCLC Number: 687681400
Description: 269 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: To make poetry out of the unpoetical: Modern American poetry and the labor problem --
"Thinking / Of the Freezing Poor": The Suburban Counterpastoral in William Carlos Williams's early poetry --
Aware and awareless: T.S. Eliot's labor problems --
"Starve, freeze": Edna St. Vincent Millay, conspicuous privation, and the political economy of Bohemia --
"Yes, sir!": Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and the poetics of serving --
A lost art of work: the fate of the craft ideal in Carl Sandburg's Chicago poems --
Conclusion: Distinctions with and without a difference.
Series Title: Class, culture.
Responsibility: John Marsh.

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