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The poetry of post modernity : Anglo/American encodings

Author: Dennis Brown
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The argument put forward in The Poetry of Modernity: Anglo/American Encodings is that certain recent Anglo/American poets incisively articulated the postmodern situation well before, or irrespective of, the theorisation of "Postmodernism". It illuminates how, building on literary Modernism, like-minded poets pioneered awareness of pressing global realities - such as the rise of the new media, increasing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Brown
ISBN: 0333604733 9780333604731 0312120931 9780312120931
OCLC Number: 29597254
Description: x, 146 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. W. H. Auden's "Hermes" --
3. Allen Ginsberg's "America" --
4. Sylvia Plath's "Ariel" --
5. John Berryman's "Henry" --
6. Ted Hughes' "Crow" --
7. Geoffrey Hill's "Mercia" --
8. John Ashbery's "Wave" --
9. R. S. Thomas's "Amen" --
10. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Dennis Brown.


The Poetry of Postmodernity reappraises key Anglo/American poets of the last fifty years in the light of debates about the postmodern situation. The poets considered are late Auden, Ginsberg, Plath,  Read more...


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