The first collection to review the twentieth century comprehensively, An Anthology of Modern American Poetry spans American poetry from Wait Whitman to Sherman Alexie. It represents not only the traditionally familiar poetic works of the last hundred years but also includes numerous poems by women, minority, and progressive writers only rediscovered in the past two decades. It is the first anthology to give full treatment to American long poems and poetic sequences. In addition, it offers the most detailed annotations available in an anthology of this type. Many works benefit from specially commissioned research that provides readers with such help as the identification of the inventive references in Melvin Tolson's poetry, translation of all foreign language and illumination of obscure references.

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ISBN-13: 9780195122701
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/28/1999
Pages: 1296
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.00(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Cary Nelson is Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author or editor of 28 books, including Repression and Recovery: Modern American Poetry and The Politics of Cultural Memory, 1910-1945 (1989), which helped revolutionize the study of American poetry.

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WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892)

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