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By Albert Gelpi

Albert Gelpi's American Poetry after Modernism is a research of fourteen significant American poets of the postwar interval, from Robert Lowell to Adrienne wealthy. Gelpi argues pretty American poetic culture was once solidified within the later 1/2 the 20th century, therefore severing it from British conventions. In Gelpi's view, what distinguishes the yank poetic culture from the British is that on the middle of the yankee pastime is a first-rate wondering of functionality and medium. the manager paradox in American poetry is the shortcoming of a practice that calls for answering and redefining - redefining what it capacity to be a poet and, likewise, how the phrases of a poem create that means, provide perception into fact, and resolution the final word questions of residing. via chapters dedicated to particular poets, Gelpi explores this paradox through supplying an unique and insightful studying of past due twentieth-century American poetry.

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Albert Gelpi's American Poetry after Modernism is a examine of fourteen significant American poets of the postwar interval, from Robert Lowell to Adrienne wealthy. Gelpi argues fairly American poetic culture was once solidified within the later 1/2 the 20 th century, therefore severing it from British conventions.

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