Download A Poetics of Global Solidarity: Modern American Poetry and by Clemens Spahr PDF

By Clemens Spahr

Tackling issues reminiscent of globalization and political activism, this publication lines engaged poetics in twentieth century American poetry. Spahr presents a complete view of activist poetry, beginning with the good melancholy and the Harlem Renaissance and relocating to the Beats and modern writers corresponding to Amiri Baraka and Mark Nowak.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Poetics of Global Solidarity: Modern American Poetry and Social Movements PDF

Best american literature books

Writing beyond Prophecy: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville after the American Renaissance

Writing past Prophecy bargains a brand new interpretation of the yankee Renaissance by way of drawing consciousness to a cluster of later, hardly studied works by way of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville. choosing a line of writing from Emerson’s behavior of lifestyles to Hawthorne’s posthumously released Elixir of existence manuscript to Melville’s Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage within the Holy Land, Martin Kevorkian demonstrates how those authors wrestled with their vocational calling.

Summer (HarperPerennial Classics)

Uninterested in her lifestyles in a small city, eighteen-year-old Charity Royall enters right into a courting with an older guy, basically to discover herself pregnant and deserted whilst he reunites together with his fiancée and leaves town.

One of 2 Edith Wharton novels set in New England, summer season examines the sexual awakening of Charity, her evolving dating together with her parent, and the alternatives that would outline her adulthood.

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic structure, upholding the top criteria in booklet creation and celebrating studying in all its types. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

Huck Finn's America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece

A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched research into Mark Twain’s writing of America’s favourite icon of formative years, Huckleberry Finn: “A boldly revisionist analyzing of Twain’s Huckleberry Finn…Twain’s masterpiece emerges as a compelling depiction of nineteenth-century problems nonetheless all too primary within the twenty-first century” (Booklist, starred review).

Native American Literature: Towards a Spatialized Reading

Local American Literature underwent a Renaissance round 1968, and the present canon of novels written within the past due 20th century in American English by means of local American or mixed-blood authors is assorted, fascinating and flourishing. regardless of this, only a few such novels are permitted as a part of the wider American literary canon.

Extra resources for A Poetics of Global Solidarity: Modern American Poetry and Social Movements

Example text

The poem’s protagonist experiences the seamy underside of a typical modern city, the “halfdeserted streets,/ The muttering retreats/ Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels” (Eliot, Complete Poems 3). In a similar manner, “New York and I” filters its apostrophe to New York through the city’s material conditions. The poem demystifies the liberal subject by illustrating how it is in fact subjected to forces beyond its own control. Eliot’s poem ultimately offers a bleak portrait of the people who constitute the city.

Rolfe encourages the reader to accept the idea that the cyclical economic crises that result from global capitalism (the seasons of death) will only beget more corpses. While the public poet Giovannitti celebrated a working-class solidarity that constituted itself through the socioeconomic contradictions of the 1910s, Rolfe more carefully puts the tragic stories of the Great Depression on display through an irritating, unsettling imagery in order to draw the reader’s attention to the fact that the Great Depression was not an aberrant episode in the history of global capitalism, but its logical, periodically recurring result.

These poems figure as a temporary refuge from which new ways of seeing America’s role in the post–World War II world can emerge and suggest new strategies to envision a global solidarity. The fourth chapter, “From Cuba to Vietnam: Anti-Imperialist Poetics and Global Solidarity in the Long Sixties,” shows that with the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement and “the Movement” (cf. Terry Anderson) in the long Sixties, the time period from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, political poets found themselves again thrust into the public sphere.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.85 of 5 – based on 38 votes