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How did poetry survive? the making of modern American verse by John Timberman Newcomb

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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .
Written in English


  • Psychology,
  • Technology in literature,
  • Social change in literature,
  • History and criticism,
  • Poetry,
  • Social conflict in literature,
  • American Poets,
  • Modernism (Literature),
  • American poetry,
  • Psychological aspects,
  • Authorship,
  • City and town life in literature

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-326) and index.

Other titlesMaking of modern American verse
StatementJohn Timberman Newcomb
LC ClassificationsPS310.M57 N488 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 338 p. :
Number of Pages338
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25329152M
ISBN 109780252036798, 9780252093906
LC Control Number2011027792

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How Did Poetry Survive? traces the emergence of modern American poetry at the turn of the nineteenth century. With a particular focus on four "little magazines"--Poetry, The Masses, Others, and The Seven Arts--John Timberman Newcomb shows how each advanced ambitious agendas combining urban subjects, stylistic experimentation, and progressive social by: All four were profoundly affected by World War I, and the poetry on their pages responded to the war and its causes with clarity and strength. While subsequent literary history has favored the poets whose work made them distinct--individuals singled out usually on the basis of a novel technique--Newcomb provides a denser, richer view of the history that hundreds of poets made. How Did Poetry Survive How Did Poetry Survive by John Timberman Newcomb. Download it How Did Poetry Survive books also available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. This book traces the emergence of modern American poetry at the turn of the nineteenth century.. Click Download for free books. How Did Poetry Survive.   In How Did Poetry Survive?, Newcomb traces the genre's changing fortunes at the turn of the 20th century, arguing that poets' engagement with modern topics and "ordinary life" played a key role in their works' return to widely acknowledged cultural relevance.

How Did Poetry Survive? is a sequel to Would Poetry Disappear?—a story of how the New Verse movement in American poetry confronted the predicament of , built on the energies of poets from that time, and made poetry relevant to modern life both by taking on new subject matter in new ways and by forming a new literary economy of poetry-specific publications, prizes, and . Intended for general readers and for students and scholars of poetry, Poetry as Survival is a complex and lucid analysis of the powerful role poetry can play in confronting, surviving, and transcending pain and suffering. Gregory Orr draws from a generous array of sources. He weaves discussions of work by Keats, Dickinson, and Whitman with quotes from three-thousand-year-old Egyptian poems Reviews: Where I was once scoffingly skeptical of the notion of “art therapy”, I now have a renewed understanding of the purpose and power of poetry. To the commenter on the Books, Inq. blog who hopes, “the simple stuff by humans does survive, and continues to reach people,” I can say that Orr illustrates a key facet of the power and importance.   After publishing one book of poetry in and each, AMP released three in and plans to do 10 in The publisher has discovered a niche audience within the poetry .

Since poetry is all about creating an experience for the reader, it's not surprising that poets like to use a lot of imagery-- language or other devices that help create a sensory addition to the visual and auditory imagery that we've discussed in this article, there is also olfactory imagery (giving a sense of how something smells), gustatory imagery (how something tastes) and. Curious, How good, great poetry Walks, talks, thrills Stays alive Thru Time, Preciously guarded By its literary prime That enables it to survive, Beyond the guilt.   How Did Poetry Survive? by John Timberman Newcomb, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.   One of America’s leading poets, the year-old writer has won the Pulitzer prize and the National Book Award, tackling themes including childhood and family life, often reworking Greek and.