Albert Gelpi's A Coherent Splendor: The American Poetic Renaissance, PDF

By Albert Gelpi

ISBN-10: 0521345332

ISBN-13: 9780521345330

During this e-book Professor Gelpi lines the emergence of yankee Modernist poetry as a response to, and outgrowth of, the Romantic ideology of the 19th century. He specializes in the striking new release of poets who got here to adulthood within the years of the 1st global struggle and whose works represent the primary physique of poetic Modernism in English. this huge historic argument is built via monographic chapters at the poets which come with shut readings in their significant poems. finished in scope and refined in its research, Gelpi's booklet gives you to be one of many significant stories of yank poetry for future years.

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51 "Beech," an epigraph for A Witness Tree (1942) facetiously signed "The Moodie Forester," is a witness both to the human effort to maintain clearings and to the advancing boundary of trees: Where my imaginary line Bends square in woods, an iron spine And pile of real rocks have been founded. And off this corner in the wild, Where these are driven in and piled, One tree, by being deeply wounded, Has been impressed as Witness Tree And made commit to memory My proof of being not unbounded. 52 In testimony to a long career of posting his place in nature, Frost called his last book In the Clearing.

29 Frost's interspersing of aesthetic dualisms - "form content," "literary colloquial" - among the moral, social, and political dualisms indicates that poetry not only derived its content from "the strife-method" but exemplified it in its form and devices. If, as Frost observed of Robinson, "the style is the man. Rather say the style is the way the man takes himself,"30 then Frost's style appropriately shows him as a dualist. That is to say, not only is the poetic form the way of holding thematic dualities in ironic tension, but also its formal devices themselves operate by creating a tension between elements which also makes the language ironic at every level.

That was as far as he would go, but for me it was enough. 62 The group included faculty colleagues like Donald Davidson and Andrew Lytle and handpicked students Allen Tate and Robert Penn Warren. The fortnightly meetings dissected the sad state of society and the arts and analyzed manuscripts submitted by the members to unsparing scrutiny. The group met for only a few years before Ransom and others took up faculty positions elsewhere, but their continued association and the tenacity of their intellectual and especially their literary views made an impact on the academic study of literature beyond their numbers.

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