Modernist poetry crosses racial and nationwide obstacles. The emergence of poetic modernism within the Americas was once profoundly formed by way of transatlantic contexts of empire-building and migration. during this bold publication, Anita Patterson examines cross-currents of impression between a variety of American, African American and Caribbean authors. Works through Whitman, Poe, Eliot, Pound and their avant-garde contemporaries served as a historical past for black poets within the US and somewhere else within the New global. In tracing those connections, Patterson argues for a renewed concentrate on intercultural and transnational discussion in modernist experiences. This daring and resourceful paintings of transnational literary and old feedback units canonical American figures in attention-grabbing contexts and opens up readings of Langston Hughes, Derek Walcott, and Aime Cesaire. This e-book might be of curiosity to students of yank and African American literature, modernism, postcolonial reviews, and Caribbean literature.
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