Modernist poetry crosses racial and nationwide barriers. 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 number American, African American and Caribbean authors. Works by way of Whitman, Poe, Eliot, Pound and their avant-garde contemporaries served as a historical past for black poets within the US and in other places within the New global. In tracing those connections, Patterson argues for a renewed specialize in intercultural and transnational discussion in modernist reviews. This daring and resourceful paintings of transnational literary and ancient feedback units canonical American figures in attention-grabbing contexts and opens up readings of Langston Hughes, Derek Walcott, and Aime Cesaire. This booklet could be of curiosity to students of yankee and African American literature, modernism, postcolonial stories, and Caribbean literature.
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