Langdon Hammer combines biography and formal. Langdon Hammer combines biography and formalist analysis to argue that American modernism was a Janus-faced phenomenon, at once emancipatory and elitist, which simultaneously attacked traditional cultural authority and reconstructed it in new forms. Hammer shows how Crane and Tate, working in relation to each other and to T. Eliot, created for themselves the competing roles of "genius" and poet-critic. Crane embraced the self-authorizing powers of the individual talent at the cost of standing outside the emerging consensus of high modernist literary culture, an aesthetic isolation which converged with his social isolation as a gay man.Tate, turning against Crane, linked the modernist defense of tradition to an embattled heterosexual masculinity, while he adapted Eliot's stance to a career sustained by criticism and teaching. Ending his book with a discussion of Robert Lowell's career, Hammer maintains that Lowell's "confessional" poetry recapitulates the conflict enacted by Crane and Tate. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905. PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIJanus-Faced Modernism1Toward the Institute of Literature and Tradition3IITate: The Right Kind of Modernism2The Realism of The Waste Land333Genius and the Rational Order of Criticism494The Burial of the Confederate Dead80Coda. Tate's Tombstone105IIICrane: Modernism in Reverse5A Resurrection of Some Kind1176Dice of Drowned Men's Bones1457The Floating Singer of The Bridge171Coda. Place of Publication New Jersey. Country of Publication United States. Illustrations black & white illustrations. Short Title Hart Crane and Allen Tate. At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Books".
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