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The Resource Modernism from right to left : Wallace Stevens, the thirties & literary radicalism, Alan Filreis

Modernism from right to left : Wallace Stevens, the thirties & literary radicalism, Alan Filreis

Label
Modernism from right to left : Wallace Stevens, the thirties & literary radicalism
Title
Modernism from right to left
Title remainder
Wallace Stevens, the thirties & literary radicalism
Statement of responsibility
Alan Filreis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Part biography and part literary history, this book is about the experience of the American modernist poet Wallace Stevens in the 1930s. Stevens is generally thought to have antagonized, even enraged, the young literary radicals of the period; his long poem, "Owl's Clover," has been generally understood as a negative, even bitter response to leftist aesthetics. Using the archives of many little-known political poets, Alan Filreis offers a detailed description of various literary-political battles, in which the very texture of the positions taken up in the movement between left and right becomes available to us in the language of the participants. Filreis demonstrates that radicals knew and appreciated modernism more than has been recognized, and that Stevens's poetry - as well as that of other then-eminent modernists - was significantly influenced by poets and critics on the Left. Modernism from Right to Left shows that the interactions between eminent modernists - Stevens, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams - and upstart radicals - Stanley Burnshaw, T.C. Wilson, Ruth Lechlitner, Kenneth Fearing, Muriel Rukeyser, Willard Maas, and others - were far more dynamic than has been acknowledged during and beyond the eras of anticommunism. This book is a contribution to the cultural history of the American 1930s as well as a novel approach to an oft-studied figure."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Filreis, Alan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • Political poetry, American
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Radicalism in literature
  • Nineteen thirties
  • Stevens, Wallace
  • Stevens, Wallace
Label
Modernism from right to left : Wallace Stevens, the thirties & literary radicalism, Alan Filreis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Which Side Are You On?.
  • p. 12
  • 2.
  • Poet and the Depression.
  • p. 49
  • 3.
  • What Superb Mechanics.
  • p. 113
  • 4.
  • Rage for Order.
  • p. 139
  • 5.
  • Turmoil in the Middle Ground: Politicizing the Lyric.
  • p. 180
  • 6.
  • Toward a Rhyming of Opposites: "Owl's Clover".
  • p. 220
  • 7.
  • Million People on One String.
  • p. 248
  • Notes.
  • p. 291
  • Index.
  • p. 366
Control code
980093033402
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 376 p.
Isbn
9780521453844
Lccn
lc93033402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Modernism from right to left : Wallace Stevens, the thirties & literary radicalism, Alan Filreis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Which Side Are You On?.
  • p. 12
  • 2.
  • Poet and the Depression.
  • p. 49
  • 3.
  • What Superb Mechanics.
  • p. 113
  • 4.
  • Rage for Order.
  • p. 139
  • 5.
  • Turmoil in the Middle Ground: Politicizing the Lyric.
  • p. 180
  • 6.
  • Toward a Rhyming of Opposites: "Owl's Clover".
  • p. 220
  • 7.
  • Million People on One String.
  • p. 248
  • Notes.
  • p. 291
  • Index.
  • p. 366
Control code
980093033402
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 376 p.
Isbn
9780521453844
Lccn
lc93033402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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