Who killed American poetry? : from national obsession to elite possession
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Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2019.
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9780472131556, 0472131559
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xiv, 411 pages ; 24 cm
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English
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40029643941

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-391) and index.
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"Conceptually and methodologically unique among studies of 19th-century American poetry, Who Killed American Poetry? not only charts changing attitudes toward American poetry, but also applies these ideas to the work of representative individual poets. Closely analyzing hundreds of reviews and critical essays, Karen L. Kilcup tracks the century's developing aesthetic standards and highlights the different criteria reviewers used to assess poetry based on poets' class, gender, ethnicity, and location. She shows that, as early as the 1820s, critics began to marginalize some kinds of emotional American poetry, a shift many scholars have attributed primarily to the late-century emergence of affectively restrained modernist ideals. Mapping this literary critical history enables us to more readily apprehend poetry's status in American culture-both in the past and present-and encourages us to scrutinize the standards of academic criticism that underwrite contemporary aesthetics and continue to constrain poetry's appeal"--Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kilcup, K. L. (2019). Who killed American poetry?: from national obsession to elite possession . University of Michigan Press.

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Kilcup, Karen L.. 2019. Who Killed American Poetry?: From National Obsession to Elite Possession. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

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Kilcup, Karen L.. Who Killed American Poetry?: From National Obsession to Elite Possession Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2019.

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Kilcup, Karen L.. Who Killed American Poetry?: From National Obsession to Elite Possession University of Michigan Press, 2019.

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