By Andrew Epstein
Challenging either the reductive evaluations of yankee individualism and the idealized, seriously biographical celebrations of literary camaraderie one reveals in a lot severe dialogue, this ebook presents a brand new interpretation of the strange dynamics of yank avant-garde poetic groups and the function of the person inside them. via situating his huge and revealing readings of those hugely influential poets opposed to the backdrop of chilly struggle cultural politics and in the context of yankee pragmatist proposal, Epstein uncovers the collision among radical self-reliance and the siren name of the interpersonal on the middle of postwar American poetry.
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