His close reading of [Paul] Engle's poem 'Easter' as well as the reproduction of the actual card is genius. His thesis is that early-twentieth-century market culture was saturated with poetry as opposed to 'Poetry' that was participatory rather than exclusionary. This emotional interactivity with poetry, Chasar posits, set the stage for the bizarre matrix of media, commerce, and culture that would come to define the second half of the twentieth century. Chasar paints a picture of a more various and ultimately dissident American public than most might have expected, a public for whom poetry was a crucial part of an overall strategy to counter the dominant political, economic, and social paradigms of their era.
Written beautifully and researched meticulously, Everyday Reading will prove an important resource for political and cultural historians, literary scholars, and anyone else interested in how poetry transcends the page and becomes an active part of how we spend our days. With so many cultural products driven by individual tastes and various engines of a global economy, readers inevitably select and construct their own 'tradition,' which may have much or little to do with what they have been taught is important.
Chasar's well-documented, thoughtful book offers the larger picture of this phenomenon, of which the battle for the best is only part of the story. Now Available from the University of Iowa Press "[Poetry after Cultural Studies] should become an important part of debates about what poets do, what their poems are good for.
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The themes and subject matter tended to be rural or pastoral in nature, treated delicately and traditionally rather than with passion like was found in the previous periods or with experimentation as would be seen in the upcoming modern period. The modern period traditionally applies to works written after the start of World War I. Common features include bold experimentation with subject matter, style, and form, encompassing narrative, verse, and drama. Forster, and Doris Lessing; the poets W.
Yeats, T. Eliot, W. New Criticism also appeared at this time, led by the likes of Woolf, Eliot, William Empson, and others, which reinvigorated literary criticism in general. It is difficult to say whether modernism has ended, though we know that postmodernism has developed after and from it; for now, the genre remains ongoing. The postmodern period begins about the time that World War II ended.
Many believe it is a direct response to modernism. Some say the period ended about , but it is likely too soon to declare this period closed. Poststructuralist literary theory and criticism developed during this time.
Lively, and Iain Banks. Many postmodern authors wrote during the modern period as well. Share Flipboard Email. Table of Contents Expand.
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