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Tracing its origins again to Walt Whitman, the Modernist culture in American poetry is pushed via an identical crisis to interact with the area in innovative phrases, encouraged by means of the concept that of democracy very important to the yankee dream. yet this custom isn't restrained to a couple writers firstly of the century: as an alternative it's been a permanent strength, extending from coast to coast and of various colours: Imagist, Objectivist, Beat. overseas in flavour yet formed via the language and prerequisites of the USA, this poetry maintains to talk to us today.

This selection of in particular commissioned essays brings jointly major students and critics to outline the yankee Modernist canon, delivering quite a number views priceless to all these drawn to this attention-grabbing poetry.

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