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Poetics of Global Solidarity : Modern American Poetry and Social Movements (Hardcover) (Clemens Spahr)

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A Poetics of Global Solidarity traces the transformations of the engaged tradition of modern and contemporary American poetry and its imagination of a collective subject position rooted in a vision of global solidarity. The presence or absence of social and political movements has crucially shaped the imagination of writers who see poetry as a form of cultural practice with the potential of sparking political activism. The trajectory of this book is provided by the various social and political movements in whose context politically committed poets and lyricists imagined global poetic subjectivities beyond the ideologies that maintain the exclusionary mechanisms of the modern world-system.A Poetics of Global Solidarity offers readings of the poetry of the Great Depression, the Harlem Renaissance, post-World War II political poetry, the Beats, and contemporary poetry by writers such as Amiri Baraka and Mark Nowak. Broadening the poetic archive, the book includes discussions of song lyrics ranging from those of IWW songwriter Joe Hill to contemporary Rap lyricists and hardcore punk bands, all of which have contributed to the creation of a poetics of global solidarity in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Number of Pages: 255
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Poetry, History
Series Title: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Clemens Spahr
Language: English
Street Date: October 25, 2015
TCIN: 50179793
UPC: 9781137568304
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-7142

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