Hart Crane and the Modernist Epic: Canon and Genre Formation in Crane, Pound, Eliot, and Williams

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This study examines Hart Crane's canonical ambitions in The Bridge and argues for a new species of epic, 'the modernist epic, ' which also includes Pound's The Cantos, Eliot's The Waste Land, and Williams's Paterson. It offers a close reading of The Bridge as a hybrid of lyric and epic modes. Crane's sublime and history converge in a complex synthesis of form and ideas. The study reconceives Crane's achievement by locating him in an intertextual system of production while also recognizing his poetic making of self. Yet in ...

Hart Crane and the Modernist Epic: Canon and Genre Formation in Crane, Pound, Eliot, and Williams 2007, Palgrave MacMillan, New York

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