Thematic Guide to American Poetry

Thematic Guide to American Poetry

Author: Allan Douglas Burns

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313314624

Category: Poetry

Page: 340

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Uses approximately 250 poems by eighty-six poets to chronologically trace the development of such themes as art, beauty, civilization, family relations, freedom, and slavery in American poetry.

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts, 6th Edition

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts, 6th Edition

Author: Anna H. Perrault Ph.D.

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781610693271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 482

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This familiar guide to information resources in the humanities and the arts, organized by subjects and emphasizing electronic resources, enables librarians, teachers, and students to quickly find the best resources for their diverse needs.

Asian-American Poets

Asian-American Poets

Author: Guiyou Huang

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313318093

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 376

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Even though Asian American literature is enjoying an impressive critical popularity, its poetry has been a neglected area of study. This reference helps remedy that situation by providing extended entries on 48 American poets of Asian descent. The entries are arranged alphabetically and each is written by an authority in the field. Each includes a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a review of the poet's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary works. The volume concludes with a selected, general bibliography. As an overview of Asian American poetry, this volume synthesizes current research and points to the urgent need for additional scholarship.

Claiming Sylvia Plath

Claiming Sylvia Plath

Author: Marianne Egeland

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443846295

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 370

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Over the years, Sylvia Plath has come to inhabit a contested area of cultural production with other ambiguous authors between the highbrow, the middlebrow, and the popular. Claiming Sylvia Plath is a critical and comprehensive reception study of what has been written about Plath from 1960 to 2010. Academic and popular interest in her seems incessant, verging on a public obsession. The story of Sylvia Plath is not only the story of a writer and her texts, but also of the readers who have tried to make sense of her life and work. A religious tone and a rhetoric of accountability dominate among the devoted. Questing for the real or true Sylvia, they share a sense of posessiveness towards outsiders or those who deviate from what they see as a correct approach to the poet. In order to offer a new and more nuanced perspective on Plath’s public image, the reception has been organized into interpretive communities composed of critics, feminists, biographers, psychologists, and friends. Pertinent questions are raised about how the poet functions as an excemplary figure, and how – and by whom – she is used to further theories, politics, careers, and a number of other causes. Ethical issues and rhetorical strategies consequently loom high in Claiming Sylvia Plath. The book may be employed both as a guide to the massive body of Plath literature and as a history of a changing critical doxa. Why Sylvia Plath has been serviceable to so many and open to colonization is another way of asking why she keeps on fascinating all kinds of readers worldwide. Claiming Sylvia Plath suggests a host of possible answers. It includes an extensive Plath bibliography.

Twentieth-Century Metapoetry and the Lyric Tradition

Twentieth-Century Metapoetry and the Lyric Tradition

Author: Daniella Jancsó

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110631722

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

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Twentieth-Century Metapoetry and the Lyric Tradition reveals the unique value of metapoems for exploring twentieth-century poetry. By placing these texts into a hitherto barely investigated literary-historical perspective, it demonstrates that modern metapoetry is steeped in the lyric tradition to a much greater extent than previously acknowledged. Since these literary continuities that cut across epochal boundaries can be traced across all major poetic movements, they challenge established accounts of the history of twentieth-century poetry that postulate a radical break with the (immediate) past. Moreover, the finding that metapoems perpetuate traditional forms and topoi distinguishes metapoetry historically and systematically from metafiction and metadrama. After highlighting the most important differences as regards to the function of metareference in poetry on the one side, and in fiction and drama on the other, the book concludes with a discussion of how to account for these generic differences theoretically. With its "extraordinarily subtle and perceptive" (Ronald Bush, St. John's College, Oxford) interpretive readings of over one hundred metapoems by canonical anglophone authors, it offers the first representative selection of twentieth-century poems about poetry in English.

Contemporary American Ethnic Poets

Contemporary American Ethnic Poets

Author: Linda Cullum

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313324840

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

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Alphabetically arranged entries explore the lives and works of seventy-five contemporary poets representing a dozen different ethnic backgrounds.

Thematic Guide to Modern Drama

Thematic Guide to Modern Drama

Author: Susan C. W. Abbotson

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015056192423

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 493

The uniquely thematic approach of this resource will help teachers and librarians identify pertinent works of modern drama for students, and will enhance readers' understanding of these works. Ninety-nine plays are discussed, covering a broad range of works spanning more than a hundred years.