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The Resource The first book : twentieth-century poetic careers in America, Jesse Zuba

The first book : twentieth-century poetic careers in America, Jesse Zuba

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The first book : twentieth-century poetic careers in America
Title
The first book
Title remainder
twentieth-century poetic careers in America
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Zuba
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'We have many poets of the First Book, ' the poet and critic Louis Simpson remarked in 1957, describing a sense that the debut poetry collection not only launched the contemporary poetic career but also had come to define it. Surveying American poetry over the past hundred years, The First Book explores the emergence of the poetic debut as a unique literary production with its own tradition, conventions, and dynamic role in the literary market. Through new readings of poets ranging from Wallace Stevens and Marianne Moore to John Ashbery and Louise Glück, Jesse Zuba illuminates the importance of the first book in twentieth-century American literary culture, which involved complex struggles for legitimacy on the part of poets, critics, and publishers alike. Zuba investigates poets' diverse responses to the question of how to launch a career in an increasingly professionalized literary scene that threatened the authenticity of the poetic calling. He shows how modernist debuts evoke markedly idiosyncratic paths, while postwar first books evoke trajectories that balance professional imperatives with traditional literary ideals. Debut titles ranging from Simpson's The Arrivistes to Ken Chen's Juvenilia stress the strikingly pervasive theme of beginning, accommodating a new demand for career development even as it distances the poets from that demand. Combining literary analysis with cultural history, The First Book will interest scholars and students of twentieth-century literature as well as readers and writers of poetry"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CN3GA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zuba, Jesse
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poets, American
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American poetry
  • Poets, American
  • Literary Studies
  • Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft
  • Poetics
Label
The first book : twentieth-century poetic careers in America, Jesse Zuba
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The History of the Poetic Career -- Apprentices to Chance Event : First Books of the 1920s -- "Poets of the First Book, Writers of Promise" : Beginning in the Era of the First-Book Prize -- "Everything Has a Schedule" : John Ashbery's Some Trees -- From Firstborn to Vita Nova : Louise Glück's Born-Again Professionalism -- Conclusion : Making Introductions
Control code
ocn932268118
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873791
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873791
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 832819
  • 22573/ctt1dr38kx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)932268118
Label
The first book : twentieth-century poetic careers in America, Jesse Zuba
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The History of the Poetic Career -- Apprentices to Chance Event : First Books of the 1920s -- "Poets of the First Book, Writers of Promise" : Beginning in the Era of the First-Book Prize -- "Everything Has a Schedule" : John Ashbery's Some Trees -- From Firstborn to Vita Nova : Louise Glück's Born-Again Professionalism -- Conclusion : Making Introductions
Control code
ocn932268118
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873791
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873791
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 832819
  • 22573/ctt1dr38kx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)932268118

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