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Painterly Abstraction in Modernist American Poetry: The Contemporaneity of Modernism - Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture 37 (Hardback)
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Painterly Abstraction in Modernist American Poetry: The Contemporaneity of Modernism - Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture 37 (Hardback)

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Hardback 538 Pages / Published: 26/01/1990
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Charles Altieri's book sets modernist American poetry in a precise cultural context by analysing how major poets reacted to the challenge posed by modernist painting's radical critique of traditional representational models for art. It argues that modernist poets have tended to resist the received values of their contemporary culture by finding idealising principles in modes of pure abstraction. It traces the use of such abstraction in literature from Wordsworth, through Baudelaire and Mallarme, to T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, and Gertrude Stein. There are summary chapters also on Wallace Stevens and Ezra Pound, considerations of Cezanne and the Cubists, and a substantial theoretical discussion of the nature of abstract art.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521330855
Number of pages: 538
Weight: 920 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 33 mm


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"Finally a much-needed volume on the interrelations between modernist poetry and modernist art in the United States!...A major contribution to the study of the sister arts." Virginia Quarterly
"Painterly Abstraction in Modernist American Poetry is full of valuable insights and analyses." American Literature

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