Modernist poetry crosses racial and nationwide barriers. The emergence of poetic modernism within the Americas was once profoundly formed by way of transatlantic contexts of empire-building and migration. during this bold e-book, Anita Patterson examines cross-currents of impression between quite a number American, African American and Caribbean authors. Works via Whitman, Poe, Eliot, Pound and their avant-garde contemporaries served as a background for black poets within the US and in different places within the New global. In tracing those connections, Patterson argues for a renewed specialise in intercultural and transnational discussion in modernist experiences. This daring and innovative paintings of transnational literary and historic feedback units canonical American figures in attention-grabbing contexts and opens up readings of Langston Hughes, Derek Walcott, and Aime Cesaire. This ebook could be of curiosity to students of yank and African American literature, modernism, postcolonial experiences, and Caribbean literature.

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