Poems for the Millennium The University of California Book of Modern and Postmodern Poetry - From Fin-de-Siecle to Negritude

ISBN-10: 0520072278

ISBN-13: 9780520072275

Edition: 1995

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As we come to the end of the century, the entire vista of modern poetry has dramatically changed. Poems for the Millennium captures the essence of that change, and unlike any anthology available today, it reveals the revolutionary concepts at the very heart of twentieth-century poetry. International in its coverage, these volumes depart from the established poetic modes that grew out of the nineteenth century and instead bring together the movements that radically altered the ways that art and language express the human condition. The first volume offers three "galleries" of individual poets--figures such as Mallarmeacute;, Stein, Rilke, Tzara, Mayakovsky, Pound, H.D., Vallejo, Artaud, Ceacute;saire, and Tsvetayeva. Included, too, are sections dedicated to some of the most significant pre-World War II movements in poetry and the other arts: Futurism, Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, Objectivism, and Negritude. The second volume will extend the gathering to the present, forming a synthesizing, global anthology that surpasses other collections in its international scope and experimental range. Poet-editors Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris provide informative and irreverent commentaries throughout. They challenge old truths and propose alternative directions, in the tradition of the revolutionary manifestos that have marked the art and poetry of the twentieth century. The result is both an essential source book for experiencing the full range of this century's poetic possibilities and a powerful statement on the future of poetry in the millennium ahead.
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/24/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 839
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.124
Language: English

Pierre Joris is a Professor of English at SUNY, Albany and an acclaimed translator and editor. as well as the author of many books of poetry. He is coeditor of UC Press's highly successful first two volumes in the Poems for the Millennium series. Habib Tengour is a poet, editor, translator, anthropologist, and novelist. He is editor of Œuvres poeacute;tiques complegrave;tes de Mohammed Dib.

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