Vlad, Florian 2022 1-4955-1039-5 172 pages "John Quinn is an American of the 20th and of the 21st centuries, though, in which what were once frontiers are now landscapes yet to be mapped by poetic imaginations. The poet roams and wanders from Alaska to Oregon, to the Far West and the Southwest, from Northern Iowa all the way to Henderson, Clark County, Nevada and further south. He also sharpens his individual sense of self and his sense of belonging to a collective American identity by definitions in relation to cultural alterity. " -from the Author's "Introduction"
Pessoa, Fernando 2003 0-7734-6586-3 172 pages Fernando Pessoa is one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. This dual-language format makes Quadras ao GĂŽsto Popular/Quatrains in the Popular Style accessible to scholars who do not read Portuguese, and the preface and notes add a voice to the important, fruitful, ongoing debates about the role of the translator and the principles that should guide literary translation. Fernando Pessoa was himself a translator as well as a poet, translating Elizabeth Barrett Browningâs Sonnets from the Portuguese, and Poeâs The Raven and Annabel Lee, among others. Most of the 325 quatrains were written in the last two years of Pessoaâs too-short life. They are not readily available now even in Portuguese, and this is the first English translation to appear, making this edition valuable to all literary scholars.
Atfield, Joy Rosemary 2007 0-7734-5391-1 168 pages This book is a study of the poetry of Seamus Heaney collected in his volume Opened Ground, in which the poems are read in Jungian terms. Heaney had referred to himself as âJungian in religionâ and naturally used terms such as âinitiationâ, âindividuationâ and the âunconsciousâ in interviews and essays. Therefore, key Jungian terms are examined in relation to Heaneyâs poetic expression of these and explored through at least one poem from each of the collections represented in Opened Ground. This allows for an exploration of the creative tensions involved in the poetâs presentation of personal, poetic and political concerns, while also allowing for further examination of the powerful physicality and musical qualities of the language in which he luxuriates.
McGaw, William 2017 1-4955-0544-8 292 pages This new modern edition of the complete poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is based on the author's previous 2012 work: A Critical Edition of the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. The first complete modernized edition of Surrey's poetry since George Nott's 1815 edition (The Works of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and of Sir Thomas Wyatt), it presents a contemporary text in which the poems have been structured for 21st century reader.
Rogal, Samuel J. 2012 0-7734-2665-5 804 pages This initial volume of the âNew Editionâ of George Osbornâs nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley widens considerably the entrance into access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of othersâ poetical works. This âNew Editionâ provides general readers and researchers alike with necessary background information relative to those poemsâdetails historical, bibliographical, and biographical that Osborn omitted or of which he had no knowledge. This âNew Editionâ becomes an important research tool, rather than simply a polished reissue of a literary antique under new bindings.
Rogal, Samuel J. 2013 0-7734-4355-X 900 pages These fresh volumes complemented by thousands of the current editorâs detailed historical, biographical, linguistic, and critical notations, will provide researchers with the necessary background information (substantially neglected by George Osborn) to allow for thorough critical examinations, discussions and analyses of the Wesl
Yaldizciyan, Zareh 2012 0-7734-2557-8 272 pages A first time translation from Armenian into English of the works by Zahrad, a renowned Armenian poet. The translations have been chosen by translator Sosi Antikacioglu from Zahradâs eight volume collection which was published between 1960 and 2004. The poems demonstrate Zahradâs optimistic style and how he takes an ironic look at the absurdity of human existence. The embattled common-man, or the weight of being an Armenian in Istanbul are but a few of his themes that are presented in a lighthearted manner, but which hold hidden meanings. Because his poetry is universal but concise, the translations in this book appeal to the English speaking reader. At the same time they show the unique culture of Armenians living in Istanbul today.
Cobb, Carl W. 1997 0-7734-8616-X 260 pages This verse translation of the sonnets of Blas de Otero makes an important contribution to scholarship, given the importance of this post-Civil War poet, one of the first to explore the theme of the desperate (but doomed) search for God, and of brotherhood desperately seeking a voice in a world gone awry. The translation exactly follows Otero's form (usually Petrarchan), and the volume is unique in capturing both scholarly and aesthetic values. Includes an introduction to the essential themes.
Davis, Graeme 1995 0-7734-1245-X 204 pages This interdisciplinary study examines the formal experiments of Wordsworth's 1805 Prelude in light of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century theories in neuroscience. To historians of science, the study argues that the central paradigms of dual-brain theory were advanced as early as 1805 in Wordsworth's experimental verse on the growth of his own mind. For literary critics, this study suggests ways of applying theories from neuroscience to the reading of literary texts. The study seeks to articulate a shared psychology at the center of the revolutionary poetics of the Romantics, also examining Coleridge, Blake, and other British poets.
Martyn, John R. C. 1998 0-7734-8331-4 568 pages Resende was a true humanist, religious but free of bigotry, devoted to the Classics, a creative writer and a fine scholar on a very wide range of topics, interested in every aspect of Renaissance life and culture. Besides over 12,000 verses of Latin poetry, in almost every Classical meter, Resende composed biographies of Prince Edward and Friar Pedro in mellifluous Portuguese, of St. Gil in perfect Latin, a definitive history of Ăvora, an account of the battle of Diu, and various archaeological works. Many letters have survived, and he also published his Latin and Portuguese public orations and theological works. This collection includes a short biography of Resende and a large collection of his Latin poems, from about 1515 until his death in 1573, with both the Latin and the English translation.
âJohn R. C. Martyn offers us an impressive work in this volume, ambitious both in scope and magnitude. . . . the poems are first edited in Latin (with an appended apparatus criticus); the English version follows with endnote apparatus which covers philological commentaries, explanations, etc. Each section of chapter 3 (autobiographical themes, Portuguese themes, Sebastian and Turkish themes, classical themes, nativity themes, religious themes, moralizing themes, and eclogues) is prefaced by an introductory essay which covers a metrical commentary on the poems, an analysis of the theme in relation to Resendeâs poetry and to classical and Renaissance Latin poetry, and numerous bibliographical references. . . . Martynâs work as an editor is of enormous merit, both in editing and commenting on Resendeâs poems. . . Martynâs paramount work is an incentive for future scholarly activity which will contribute to a better definition of the richness and variety of sixteenth-century Latin letters on the Iberian Peninsula.â â Neo-Latin News
Rosslyn, Wendy 1997 0-7734-8527-9 372 pages This is the first extensive study of Bunina's poems and detailed exploration of her life, using archives and numerous periodicals. It describes the cultural expectations which Bunina challenged, her poetic unconventional lyric persona, her strategic choices of poetic language and genre, the reception of her work, and her unprecedented success in living by the pen. It illuminates the pre-history of feminism and the feminine literary tradition in Russian through the reflections on gender and writing of the most radical and gifted of the early women writers.
Lupak, Mario John 1999 0-7734-8187-7 313 pages Outlines the development and various responses of Byron to the various landscapes he encountered throughout his life. His presentation of them is dealt with in relation to his preoccupation with the landscape as a paradise which can only be realized by a soothing female presence: the Eve figure. The question of Wordsworth's influence on Byron is dealt with in an appendix.
Brewer, William D. 2001 0-7734-7537-0 184 pages Although this collection of essays draw on divergent theoretical and critical paradigms, they all attempt to shed new light on Lord Byron's work. The book focuses on the often neglected poems and explores the Byron legacy in the 20th century.
Brunner, Larry 1996 0-7734-4202-2 200 pages Byron's "Cain" offers a documentation of his conflicting responses to religious questions. This text argues that, far from attacking personal faith, the play obliquely defends it by satirizing the narrow orthodoxy which seeks to suppress an authentic personal quest for religious truth. The play therefore embodies Byron's own sincere quest, offering both catharsis and affirmation. "Cain" illuminates not only the mind of the poet, but also sometimes hidden assumptions of his readership, both then and now.
Bachinger, Katrina 1995 0-7734-1272-7 204 pages This is the first systematic analysis of the seventeen tales of Poe's The Tales of the Folio Club. Before he wrote them, Poe had already established a reputation as a poet, and Lord Byron had influenced him more than any other writer. This close reading demonstrates how the Tales appear to be biographies of Byron in disguises, or even in a sense Byronic autobiographies, because their narrators and heroes often exhibit Byron's idiosyncratic mannerisms. The Tales prove to be seamless continuations of Poe's poetry, and major intertexts of Byron's life and works.
Jones, Bernard 2002 0-7734-7240-1 284 pages Study focuses on the way in which Barnes uses and experiments with techniques of meter, rhyme and sound, and shows how an understanding of the language of the poems, not only dialect but also standard English, is essential to appreciating the worth of Barnesâs poetical output. A detailed examination of the way in which he set about composing his verse reveals the careful and self-conscious craftsman who lies behind the superficial oddities that may strike the present day reader.
McAloon, Francis X. 2008 0-7734-5022-X 264 pages Grounded in the investigative tools of interpretation theory, theo-poetic aesthetics, and literary criticism, this book proposes and employs an interdisciplinary methodology for the analysis of poetic prayer tests, focusing upon the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Interspersed throughout the text are brief interchapters, which offer practical illustrations of the sort of transformative reading this work proposes.
Cardwell, Richard 1997 0-7734-8593-7 232 pages The essays on the impact and reception of Byron in France, Albania, Central Europe, and Greece extend knowledge of how Byron was admired, plagiarised and imitated; how he was held to be dangerous to morals, ethics and literary standards; how he fomented or retarded emerging nationalisms; how he has been used by Philhellenes and Anti-hellenes alike in the cause of Greece against the Turks, even today. The second part of the volume re-examines Byron's achievement in the light of more subtle readings and post-structuralist insights.
Barton, Paul D. 2003 0-7734-6634-7 208 pages Using Byronâs heavily autobiographical poem Childe Haroldâs Pilgrimage (Cain: A Mystery and Manfred serve in a supplemental capacity), his letters and memoirs, and his biography, this study shows that he was a man haunted and even tormented by his perverse and convoluted relationship with God: a relationship formed during his morbidly dysfunctional childhooud, throughout which he was subjected to a torrent of condemning Calvinist rhetoric.
Alexander, J.H. 1981 0-7734-0276-4 263 pages Explores the poem's thematic implications in great detail, and examines the aesthetic challenge posed by the unique structure of the poem. The second study offers an ordered account and interpretation of the changes which the work underwent in manuscript and proof, with the aim of exploring Scottâs method of composition and drawing further attention to the poem's aesthetic qualities.
Tanter, Marcy L. 2015 1-4955-0315-1 152 pages An important and engaging study of the original work and writings of Martha Dickinson Bianchi, the niece of poet Emily Dickinson. This book
establishes Martha as a prolific poet, novelist, essayist and translator. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Great War, this study will help us to rethink how women experienced that war by identifying a significant woman poet who published during the first two decades of the 20th century but whose work has largely been ignored.
MartĂnez, Manuel 2010 0-7734-4659-1 252 pages This marks the first time that Gleyvis Coro Montanetâs poetry has been translated into English. The volume consists of three sections that explore poetry in different ways; prose poems, poems with rhyme schemes, and poems in free verse.
Bachinger, Katrina 1987 0-7734-0552-6 140 pages Contends that Poe's use of Byron as antagonist was an example of the fragmentation of character -- using reflections of Byron as seen by himself, by Poe, by his adulators and defamers -- for literary effect. Besides "William Wilson," also discusses "The Fall of the House of Usher," "Metzengerstein," and others.
Kelly, Dermot 1988 0-7734-1994-2 138 pages This books tackles the central stylistic problem of Ulysses -- the fact that many of Joyce's experiments seem to be divergences from the novelistic story. By tracing key words, images and voices through the labyrinth of the later episodes, it develops new proof of the novel's formal unity. There are revealing observations about the way Joyce transforms parody into a mode of celebratory lyricism. Brings a fresh perspective to the puzzle of Joyce's styles, linking character and discourse in a humanistic appreciation of the author's artistry.
Ford, Edward 2007 0-7734-5461-6 208 pages This work offers the first translation of the neglected nineteenth-century French poet, Leconte de Lisle, revealing him to be one of the first and most talented of the multi-culturalists. A creole sage born on the Isle of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, de Lisle spent much of his life in Paris working as the national librarian. His work was respected by the major poets of his day, but his Buddhist sense of detachment caused him to be underappreciated. These poems are his most heartfelt evocations of the Orient and the island of his birth.
Kidwai, Abdur Raheem 1995 0-7734-8988-6 324 pages This carefully-researched study approaches Byron's Turkish Tales from within the field of Oriental perspective, contributing largely to the existing body of knowledge on the tradition of Orientalism in English literature. Byron's intimate grasp of the life of the Orient and his remarkable cross-cultural empathy and insights are pointed out for the first time in this in-depth study of his Oriental sources, diction, similes and characters. Moreover, the comparison of Byron's Orientalism with that of his contemporaries, such as Robert Southey and Thomas Moore, illustrates further why Byron stands out in his treatment of the Orient. The five appendices provide a valuable repository of data and more general information on the subject.
Miller, William 2018 1-4955-0696-7 56 pages This book is the fourth poem in Welsh-born poet George Herbert's (1563-1633) major poetic work The Temple (1633). Structured as a interrogative, this dramatic monologue allows Christ to speak from the cross.
Panagopoulos, Nic 2013 0-7734-2931-X 364 pages A collection of essays on Lord Byronâs writings. Topics range from Byronâs reception in other cultures and histories, to Byronâs unique conception of history, to essays dealing with his personal history, and the usage of Byronâs works in cultural history writ large. There are also papers dealing with how Byron has been held up as an exceptional writer whose work has been emulated for many years. As history remains cyclical, Byronâs compelling imagery serves as descriptive of destruction, regeneration, and the unyielding predicaments of modern life.
Garrison, David 1991 0-7734-9778-1 114 pages A selective translation of 112 poems taken from BergamĂn's poetry, which has only recently received its deserved recognition and acclaim. BergamĂn, a contemporary of Lorca and Aleixandre, has been known primarily for his essays and literary criticism. Late in his life, however, his poetry was rediscovered, leading to two major prizes, republication of nearly all of his nine volumes of poetry, and widespread recognition of his prominent place among the group of poets known as the "Generation of 1927."
Ferris, Sarah 2002 0-7734-7274-6 244 pages This study questions the validity of John Hewittâs prominence in Northern Irish Protestant writing and asserts the need for a more accurate history of this genre. Confronting the received wisdoms of a highly politicized discourse, it undermines Hewittâs status within it as a matchless, acceptable Protestant for a critically re-visioned Ireland. Challenging the substance of Hewittâs self-representations as icon of cultural liberalism, radical secular dissenter, and verse-apologist for the âPlanter conditionâ, this book shows that his elevation over the majority of northern Protestants is tenable only within an incomprehensive history of Northern Irish Protestant writing that diminishes other important figures. The study provides a framework for a more equitable study of Protestant voices.
Selby, Nick 2005 0-7734-6055-1 288 pages This book examines how the modernist poetics exemplified in Ezra Poundâs epic poem The Cantos are unavoidably bound-in with the ideological forces underpinning his advocacy of fascism. By highlighting Poundâs reliance upon a poetics of loss, the bookâs close-readings of The Cantos trace his poetic development from modernism to fascism. It starts with Poundâs assertion â from the end of The Cantos â âThat I lost my center / fighting the world.â To counter such a modernist sense of lost culture and ruined history, however, The Cantos relies, paradoxically, on modernist strategies of poetic fragmentation and dissociation. Because Poundâs poem thus confirms the very loss it seeks to eradicate, the book argues that his developing poetic language throughout the poem tends increasingly towards fascism. In following this development, the book provides extended analyses of sections of the poem often overlooked by critics â The China Cantos and The Adams Cantos â as well as new and challenging readings of sections of the poem, such as the The Malatesta Cantos and The Pisan Cantos â that are more familiar to readers of Pound. Overall, it argues that Poundâs reactionary urge to redefine a lost culture, coupled with his sense of the textual annihilation of a validating poetic center, is the cultural ground upon which his ideal of the fascist republic rests.
Buchanan, Carl J. 2003 0-7734-6630-4 214 pages This is the first book to appear on the poetic career of Jonathan Holden, the recipient of numerous prizes, including two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, the Devins Award, the AWP Award Series for Poetry, two Hugh Lake Awards, the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, the Juniper Prize, and others. This study contains close readings of his eight volumes of poetry.
Postmus, Bouwe Pieter 1995 0-7734-9148-1 204 pages This first edition of Gissing's poems is based upon a transcription of the MS notebook Verses 1869 to , held by the Beinecke Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Yale University, and a variety of other sources, printed or autograph. The volume consists of over 50 titles, ranging from youthful experiment to the achievement of maturer years. An introduction points out the intimate and revealing links between Gissing's life and letters, particularly during the fateful spring and summer of 1876 and his subsequent journey to America. This volume provides a unique insight into the heart and mind of a most talented late-Victorian young man, determined to chart for himself a career as a poet/man of letters. With index, biographical, and bibliographical notes.
Wright, Ben 2006 0-7734-5909-X 344 pages Examines and evaluates the accessibility of McGoughâs message to a wide, general readership, as well as appraising it by the most rigorous literary standards, and to challenge and answer the notion that his popularity and commercial success indicate lack of intellectual integrity. Rather than addressing his association with musical groups, or his appearances on stage, or television and radio performances, attention will be focused on publication and readings of his serious poetry, even in some of the childrenâs collections, but primarily in the more penetrating social satires such as Summer with Monika, Holiday on Death Row and more recently in Blazing Fruit, The Way Things Are, and Everyday Eclipses.
Kahan, Jeffrey 2004 0-7734-6269-4 428 pages William-Henry Ireland's footnote in history is secure: he is the boy who forged the "lost" Shakespeare play Vortigern. Ireland wrote a vast amount of poetry after his exposure, some of which was widely popular, yet to date, William-Henry Ireland's verse has received almost no attention and has, until now, never been collected, professionally edited, or even sampled for anthology. This volume samples Ireland's post- Shakespearean poetry, beginning with Ballads in Imitation of the Antient (1801) and concluding with his satirical Scribbleomania (1815).
Delli Carpini, John 1998 0-7734-8380-2 172 pages This study focuses on poems that are either addressed totally and directly to God or the Blessed Virgin Mary; poems that are prayers in part; and poems that are meditations on a religious theme. It categorizes the poems by the topics most influential in shaping Hopkins' spiritual and poetic life: the Virgin Mary, the Eucharist, the dark night of the soul, spiritual wrecking, nature, attainment of spiritual perfection, and the resurrection of the body. It chronicles the progress of Hopkins' spiritual life and his efforts to minimize himself as a poet and render praise and honor to God as a priest, seeking connections among poems, prayers, and spiritual meditations, examining them organically by asking how they reflect Hopkins' erratic relationship to God. It also examines the poems in light of his sermons, letters, and spiritual writings which clarify his religious sentiments and complete the portrait of Hopkins the poet and the priest.
Ramos, Lilian 2015 0-7734-0077-X 220 pages The often ignored literary treasures of Austrian Poet, Peter Rosegger, have been rediscovered for the resurgent readerâs interest in this inspiring book. Once relegated as a poet of âmereâ rural literature we discover now a poet who transcends the genre of rural literature with considerable prophetic insight into the socio-political infrastructure of his day with a profound understanding of the challenges facing a futuristic directed society.
Jackson, MacDonald P. 2002 0-7734-7305-X 228 pages This selection is designed to display the range of Eugene Lee-Hamiltonâs verse at its best. Though this late-Victorian poet was praised by reviews of his own day, including John Addington Symonds, and is represented in modern Oxford and Penguin anthologies, there has been no 20th century collection of his poems. This volume has a long introduction summarizing Lee-Hamiltonâs strange life, outlining his poetic development, and placing his verse in its 19th century context. Notes record the textual sources of all poems and discuss Lee-Hamiltonâs revisions.
Walhout, Donald 1995 0-7734-8932-0 80 pages This text gives a line-by-line paraphrase, in modern English diction, syntax, and punctuation, of the major poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. The original poems are on the facing page, making this a useful tool for helping readers unfamiliar with Hopkins decipher his sometimes difficult work. Much Hopkins scholarship consists of giving suggested readings of the poems, and most teachers and expositors find it necessary to do this paraphrasing anyway; here is a volume with that work already available. A second use of the book is for scholars themselves. The paraphrases this volume offers may suggest to scholars readings with which they can compare their own interpretations.
Walhout, Donald 2002 0-7734-7017-4 120 pages This text gives a line-by-line paraphrase, in modern English diction, syntax, and punctuation, of the major poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. The original poems are on the facing page, making this a useful tool for helping readers unfamiliar with Hopkins decipher his sometimes difficult work. Much Hopkins scholarship consists of giving suggested readings of the poems, and most teachers and expositors find it necessary to do this paraphrasing anyway; here is a volume with that work already available. A second use of the book is for scholars themselves. The paraphrases this volume offers may suggest to scholars readings with which they can compare their own interpretations.
TakĆĄeva, Tatjana 2010 0-7734-3606-5 356 pages Through the reading records of Donneâs poems and the concept of multiple referentiality, this study examines the social dimensions of early modern genres and the relationship among poetics, rhetoric and the Renaissance doctrines of imitation, placing systematic attention on how the differences oral and written modes of expression influences the process of reading and the early modern understanding of genre.
Brazell, James 1972 0-7734-0327-2 169 pages Examines how Shelly's moral sense, and especially his concept of humanity, is expressed in his poetry, as a question of relationship between poetry and beliefs.
Hurley, C. Harold 1999 0-7734-7913-9 168 pages This study not only enables a modern audience to assess more fully the nature of Miltonâs creativity but also to experience more clearly the companion poems as Miltonâs contemporary readers â unencumbered by several centuries of scholarly commentary and accretion â might have experienced them.
Gilpin, George H. 1972 0-7734-0364-7 238 pages This study searches for the mythic unity which encompasses both the poet's art and his life, and examines the techniques which he used to express his vision.
Delisle, Fanny 1974 0-7734-0658-1 325 pages Incorporates the important assessments of all major annotated Defence editions, and selected opinions from general criticisms. Suggests new sources and views of Shelley's thought. Shows the diversity of the views of the critics. This study will bring a deeper understanding of the true poetry and synthesis of Shelley's Defence.
Delisle, Fanny 1974 0-7734-0365-5 320 pages Incorporates the important assessments of all major annotated Defence editions, and selected opinions from general criticisms. Suggests new sources and views of Shelley's thought. Shows the diversity of the views of the critics. This study will bring a deeper understanding of the true poetry and synthesis of Shelley's Defence.
Markham, Jacquelyn K. 2014 0-7734-4259-6 632 pages This volume brings together for the first time nearly five hundred poems by Charlotte Perkins (Stetson) Gilman, one of the most influential thinkers of her time. It represents the significant poetry this writer, lecturer, feminist, and pioneer sociologist chose to publish during her lifetime.
Boos, Florence Saunders 1991 0-88946-933-4 592 pages Examines The Earthly Paradise as the first mature poetic expression of Morris' view that a poet is also a historian who bears the immense responsibility of creation and narration. Details one of the longest and most complex single poetic narratives in the English language along several lines: systematic use of multiple narrators and audiences which deepen the poem's sense of shared experience and impose a coherent structure on its temporal and other discontinuities; the alterations of confession, description, and retrospection in the frame and inner tales that enabled Morris to complete one of the fullest Victorian meditations on the creation of identity through frustrated love and sorrow; the flexibility and subtlety of the poem's various allegorical resonances and narrative levels; and the "stoic," aesthetic, and political implications of Morris' evolving ideal of friendship.
Woods, Ross 2012 0-7734-2652-3 224 pages An inter-disciplinary study of how the Spanish poet Jose Manuel Caballero describes memory and time in his later obra. This text makes use of Heidegger, Bergson, Heraclitus, and several other philosophers, but argues that Heideggerâs Being and Time is the key text from which Caballero drew inspiration.
Mounsey, Chris 2011 0-7734-1605-6 368 pages A significant academic work that presentâs the authorâs exegetical reading of Blake with his interpretations of the writing of William Blake that expands more than Blakeâs Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Simon, Robert 2008 0-7734-5001-7 164 pages The first definitive study of Joaquim Pessoaâs poetry, this work examines the place of mysticism in postmodern literature by analyzing the role of mystical love in Pessoaâs poems.
Cappucci, Paul R. 2002 0-7734-6912-5 220 pages This is the first in-depth analysis of the ways that the 1913 Paterson silk strike influenced Williamsâs early development as a modernist poet and his creation of the long poem Paterson. It will interest those who study the relationship between literature and history, the tension between art and politics, and the representation of labor and class.
MacGowan, Christopher 1984 0-7734-1986-1 160 pages The aim of this study is twofold: to document Williams' interest in and response to such movements as vorticism, Dada and the American "local school," and to apply this background material to a close examination of his verse as he moved toward the complex structure of Spring and All. The book uses sources from unpublished Williams material, and draws upon many uncollected articles that appeared in the "little magazines" of the 1910s and 20s. This study has an international scope, recognizing Williams' important relationship with Ezra Pound and also his interest in the work and theories of Kandinsky.