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The Geopoetics of Modernism

Rebecca Walsh
Format
Book
Published
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015]
Language
English
ISBN
9780813060514, 0813060516
Summary
Rebecca Walsh connects a range of American modernist poets to the work of well known American geographers such as Ellsworth Huntington and Ellen Churchill Semple, as well as to the National Geographic magazine. This book considers the role of academic and popular forms of geography in shaping the experimental poetic modernism of Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Gertrude Stein, and H.D.
Contents
  • Introduction: Geographical encounters, modernist geopoetics
  • Academic and popular geography: global connections, environmentalist style
  • The "terraqueous" globe: Walt Whitman and the cosmological geography of Humboldt and Somerville
  • African diasporic re-placing: race and environment in the poetry of Helene Johnson and Langston Hughes
  • (Trans) nation, geography, and genius: Gertrude Stein's geographical history of America
  • H.D.'s trilogy as transnational palimpsest
  • Conclusion.
Description
vii, 201 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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