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Delmore Schwartz: A Critical Reassessment

Alex Runchman
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Series
Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
ISBN
9781137394378, 1137394374
Summary
"Delmore Schwartz: A Critical Reassessment comprehensively reassesses Delmore Schwartz's poetry in relation to its national and transatlantic engagements, addressing such concerns as Schwartz's Jewish-American heritage, his use of allusion, and his sense of the lyric poet's social and political responsibility"--
Contents
  • Introduction
  • "The greatest thing in North America": "international consciousness" or "the isolation of modern poetry?
  • In dreams begin responsibilities: "the egocentric predicament"
  • "The land of the old world failure and the new world success": Genesis and "America! America!"
  • "An innocent bystander": the city, Vaudeville for a princess, and Schwartz's postwar cultural criticism
  • Summer knowledge: "infinite belief in infinite hope"
  • Conclusion.
Description
xii, 189 pages ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-179) and index.
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