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Nineteenth-century American poetry

Author: William C Spengemann; Jessica F Roberts
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Compiled to suggest what nineteenth-century America contributed to the history of poetry, rather than what poetry may contribute to a history of nineteenth-century America, this volume emphasizes those poets who have survived the Modernist revolution over those left behind. And so it is Whitman, Dickinson, and Melville who occupy the center of this anthology; these are the poets in whose ability to speak directly to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nineteenth-century American poetry.
New York : Penguin Books, 1996
(DLC) 96003466
(OCoLC)34192862
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William C Spengemann; Jessica F Roberts
ISBN: 9781101176245 1101176245 1101177322 9781101177327
OCLC Number: 656961162
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 447 pages)
Contents: Joel Barlow (1754-1812) --
William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) --
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) --
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) --
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) --
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) --
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) --
Jones Very (1813-1880) --
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) --
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) --
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) --
Herman Melville (1819-1891) --
Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (1821-1873) --
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) --
Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (1836-1919) --
Sidney Lanier (1842-1881) --
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935).
Responsibility: edited with an introduction and notes by William C. Spengemann, with Jessica F. Roberts.

Abstract:

Compiled to suggest what nineteenth-century America contributed to the history of poetry, rather than what poetry may contribute to a history of nineteenth-century America, this volume emphasizes those poets who have survived the Modernist revolution over those left behind. And so it is Whitman, Dickinson, and Melville who occupy the center of this anthology; these are the poets in whose ability to speak directly to our ears modern poetry has recognized its forebears. But only when these poetic innovators are read alongside the recognized giants of their day can we begin to see how truly extraordinary they are, and why they remained undervalued, unread, or altogether unknown in their own time. William C. Spengemann and Jessica F. Roberts have gathered nearly three hundred poems, spanning the course of the century: from Joel Barlow to Edwin Arlington Robinson, by way of Bryant, Emerson, Longfellow, Whittier, Poe, Holmes, Jones Very, Thoreau, Lowell, Lanier, and the largely forgotten Frederick Goddard Tuckerman and Sarah Morgan Piatt.

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