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A Transnational Poetics free pdf Poetry is often viewed as culturally homogeneous - 'stubbornly national,' in T. S. Eliot's phrase, or 'the most provincial of the arts,' according to W. H. Auden. But in "A Transnational Poetics", Jahan Ramazani uncovers the ocean-straddling energies of the poetic imagination - in modernism and the Harlem Renaissance- in post-World War II North America and the North Atlantic- and in ethnic American, postcolonial, and black British writing. Cross-cultural exchange and influence are, he argues, among the chief engines of poetic development in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Reexamining the work of a wide array of poets, from Eliot, Yeats, and Langston Hughes to Elizabeth Bishop, Lorna Goodison, and Agha Shahid Ali, Ramazani reveals the many ways in which modern and contemporary poetry in English overflows national borders and exceeds the scope of national literary paradigms. Through a variety of transnational templates - globalization, migration, travel, genre, influence, modernity, decolonization, and diaspora - he discovers poetic connection and dialogue across nations and even hemispheres. Exceptionally wide-ranging in scope yet rigorously focused on particulars, "A Transnational Poetics" demonstrates how poetic analysis can foster an aesthetically attuned transnational literary criticism that is at the same time alert to modernity's global condition.

About Jahan Ramazani

Jahan Ramazani is the Edgar F. Shannon Professor and chair of the Department of English at the University of Virginia. He is coeditor of The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry and the author of three books, including, most recently, The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Author : Jahan Ramazani
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Data Published : 19 May 2009
ISBN : 0226703444
EAN : 9780226703442
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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