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The Resource Who killed American poetry? : from national obsession to elite possession, Karen L. Kilcup

Who killed American poetry? : from national obsession to elite possession, Karen L. Kilcup

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Who killed American poetry? : from national obsession to elite possession
Title
Who killed American poetry?
Title remainder
from national obsession to elite possession
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Karen L. Kilcup
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eng
Summary
"Conceptually and methodologically unique among studies of 19th-century American poetry, Who Killed American Poetry? not only charts changing attitudes toward American poetry, but also applies these ideas to the work of representative individual poets. Closely analyzing hundreds of reviews and critical essays, Karen L. Kilcup tracks the century's developing aesthetic standards and highlights the different criteria reviewers used to assess poetry based on poets' class, gender, ethnicity, and location. She shows that, as early as the 1820s, critics began to marginalize some kinds of emotional American poetry, a shift many scholars have attributed primarily to the late-century emergence of affectively restrained modernist ideals. Mapping this literary critical history enables us to more readily apprehend poetry's status in American culture-both in the past and present-and encourages us to scrutinize the standards of academic criticism that underwrite contemporary aesthetics and continue to constrain poetry's appeal"--
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Kilcup, Karen L.,
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non fiction
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  • American poetry
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Emotions in literature
  • Aesthetics, American
  • Criticism
  • Literature and society
  • Aesthetics, American
  • American poetry
  • Criticism
  • Emotions in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • United States
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Who killed American poetry? : from national obsession to elite possession, Karen L. Kilcup
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. "The Expression and Stimulant of National Feeling": Poems, Critics, Contexts -- Chapter 1. "National Ideas Shall Take Birth": Beginnings -- Chapter 2. "Flattering the Prejudices of the Multitude": Poe, Longfellow, and the Problem of Popularity -- Chapter 3. The Weapons of Poetry: Negotiating the Civil War Era -- Chapter 4. "Perfect Simplicity and Self-Control": Larcom, Piatt, and the Critics -- Chapter 5. Scarlet Experiments: Dickinson's New English among the Critics -- Coda: Stopping by Woods
Control code
1099531632
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 411 pages
Isbn
9780472131556
Lccn
2019032088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099531632
Label
Who killed American poetry? : from national obsession to elite possession, Karen L. Kilcup
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. "The Expression and Stimulant of National Feeling": Poems, Critics, Contexts -- Chapter 1. "National Ideas Shall Take Birth": Beginnings -- Chapter 2. "Flattering the Prejudices of the Multitude": Poe, Longfellow, and the Problem of Popularity -- Chapter 3. The Weapons of Poetry: Negotiating the Civil War Era -- Chapter 4. "Perfect Simplicity and Self-Control": Larcom, Piatt, and the Critics -- Chapter 5. Scarlet Experiments: Dickinson's New English among the Critics -- Coda: Stopping by Woods
Control code
1099531632
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 411 pages
Isbn
9780472131556
Lccn
2019032088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099531632

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