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Genders, Races, and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetry, 1908-1934

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In Genders, Races and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetries, Rachel Blau Duplessis shows how, through poetic language, modernist writers represented the debates and ideologies concerning New Woman, New Negro and New Jew in the early twentieth century. From the poetic text emerge such social issues of modernity as debates on suffrage, sexuality, manhood, and African-American and Jewish subjectivities. By a reading method she calls 'social philology' - a form of close reading inflected with the approaches of cultural studies - Duplessis engages with the work of such canonical poets as Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein, Marianne Moore and H. D., as well as Mina Loy, Countee Cullen, Alfred Kreymborg and Langston Hughes, writers, she claims, still marginalized by existing constructions of modernism. This book is an ambitious attempt to remap our understanding of modern poetries and poetics, and the relationship between early twentieth-century writing and society.
The softback cover is in very good condition with only light shelfwear. The binding is tight - the book may be unread. The pages are clean and unmarked.
Copyright 2001.

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Author(s):
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.3 x 22.9 x 1.4 cm
Edition:
2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521483352
ISBN-13:
9780521483353
Number of pages:
237
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Genders, Races, and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetry, 1908-1934

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In Genders, Races and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetries, Rachel Blau Duplessis shows how, through poetic language, modernist writers represented the debates and ideologies concerning New Woman, New Negro and New Jew in the early twentieth century. From the poetic text emerge such social issues of modernity as debates on suffrage, sexuality, manhood, and African-American and Jewish subjectivities. By a reading method she calls 'social philology' - a form of close reading inflected with the approaches of cultural studies - Duplessis engages with the work of such canonical poets as Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein, Marianne Moore and H. D., as well as Mina Loy, Countee Cullen, Alfred Kreymborg and Langston Hughes, writers, she claims, still marginalized by existing constructions of modernism. This book is an ambitious attempt to remap our understanding of modern poetries and poetics, and the relationship between early twentieth-century writing and society.
The softback cover is in very good condition with only light shelfwear. The binding is tight - the book may be unread. The pages are clean and unmarked.
Copyright 2001.

Author(s):
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.3 x 22.9 x 1.4 cm
Edition:
2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521483352
ISBN-13:
9780521483353
Number of pages:
237
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Genders, Races, and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetry, 1908-1934

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