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Recent American Poetry - American Writers 16

Recent American Poetry - American Writers 16: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1962
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Recent American Poetry - American Writers 16
    Book Description:

    Recent American Poetry. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5174-0
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-4)
  2. Recent American Poetry
    (pp. 5-43)

    Writing in 1950, John Ciardi could say in the foreword to his anthology of fifteen “mid-century” American poets that barbaric yawps à la Whitman, as well as daredevil experimentation, were through; since the war, especially, the “redskin” poet (to say it with Philip Rahv) had definitely had to make room for the “paleface” and this shift in literary taste found broad confirmation in the social fact that now American poets flocked to the sheltering universities. They were finally respectable! Hence the academic tone of much verse published since the war. Sophistication, irony, priggish detachment werede rigueurfor every young...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 44-48)