American Poetry of the 19th Century PDF by John Hollander

American Poetry of the 19th Century PDF by John Hollander

American Poetry of the 19th Century

In nineteenth century America, poetry was, part of everyday life, as familiar as a hymn, a love song, a patriotic exhortation American Poetry The Nineteenth Century reveals the vigor and diversity of a tradition embracing solitary visionaries and congenial storytellers, humorists and dissidents, songwriters and philosophers These two volumes reassess America s poetic le In nineteenth century America, poetry was, part of everyday life, as familiar as a hymn, a love song, a patriotic exhortation American Poetry The Nineteenth Century reveals the vigor and diversity of a tradition embracing solitary visionaries and congenial storytellers, humorists and dissidents, songwriters and philosophers These two volumes reassess America s poetic legacy with a comprehensive sweep that no previous anthology has attempted This second volume follows the evolution of American poetry from the monumental mid century achievements of Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson to the modernist stirrings of Stephen Crane and Edwin Arlington Robinson The cataclysm of the Civil War reflected in fervent antislavery protests, in marching songs and poetic calls to arms, and in muted postbellum expressions of grief and reconciliation ushered in a period of accelerating change and widening regional perspectives Among the unfamiliar pleasures to be savored in this volume are the penetrating meditations of the reclusive Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, the eloquent lyricism of Emma Lazarus, the mournful, superbly crafted fin de siecle verse of Trumbull Stickney Here too are the pioneering African American poets Frances Harper, Albery Allson Whitman, Paul Laurence Dunbar popular humorists James Whitcomb Riley, Eugene Field writers embodying America s newfound cosmopolitanism Edith Wharton, George Santayana and extravagant self mythologizing figures who could have existed nowhere else, like the actress Adah Isaacs Menken and the frontier poet Joaquin Miller Parodies, dialect poems, song lyrics, and children s verse evoke the liveliness of an era when poetry was accessible to all Here are poems that played a crucial role in American public life, whether to arouse the national conscience Edwin Markham s The Man with the Hoe or to memorialize the golden age of the national pastime Ernest Lawrence Thayer s Casey at the Bat An entire section of t

Title : American Poetry of the 19th Century
Author :  John Hollander
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Isbn : 1883011000
Format : Hardcover
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