By Alex Davis, Lee M. Jenkins
A historical past of Modernist Poetry examines leading edge anglophone poetries from decadence to the post-war interval. the 1st of its 3 components considers formal and contextual matters, together with fantasy, politics, gender, and race, whereas the second one and 3rd components talk about a variety of person poets, together with Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, Mina Loy, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Marianne Moore, in addition to key activities resembling Imagism, Objectivism, and the Harlem Renaissance. This ebook additionally addresses the effect of either global Wars on experimental poetries and the an important function of magazines in disseminating and proselytizing on behalf of poetic modernism. the gathering concludes with a wide-ranging dialogue of the inheritance of modernism in contemporary writing on either side of the Atlantic.
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The complex spatial and temporal transmissions of modernist poetry thereby oﬀer a model for what Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari deﬁne as the fractal and motile operations of the ‘rhizome’. 17 Notwithstanding the genre-bending quality of modernist artworks – most evident in the modernist manifesto’s double function as artefact and polemic – Eliot’s inﬂuence on the New Criticism is a case in point of the way in which the multiplicity of poetic modernisms has been obscured. Eliot, or at least as the New Critics tended to construe him, secured poetry’s place as a privileged genre, and fostered the fetishised notion of the poem as an autotelic and impersonal artwork.
Documents magazine founded (until 1930). André Breton, ‘Second Manifesto of Surrealism’. Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera. , ‘Revolution of the Word’. Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, Un chien andalou. xxx 1930 1931–2 1931 1932 1933 Chronology Wyndham Lewis, Paleface: The Philosophy of the Melting Pot. Wall Street crash. Museum of Modern Art opens in New York. Censorship of Publications Act (Ireland). W. H. Auden, Poems (2nd edn, 1933). Samuel Beckett, Whoroscope. Basil Bunting, Redimiculum Matellarum.
Prynne, Sub Songs. Daljit Nagra, Tippoo Sultan’s Incredible White Man Eating Tiger Toy Machine!!! Introduction: Modernist Poetry in History Alex Davis and Lee M. Jenkins What, When, and Where was modernism? Is modernism a period or a paradigm, an era or a style? Is modernism solely the product of metropolitan modernity, or equally of local, even peripheral, spatialities? Is modernism an ‘international’ or even transnational phenomenon, or is it wedded to notions of cultural nationalism and regional identity?