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作者 Kindley, Evan, author
書名 Poet-critics and the administration of culture / Evan Kindley
出版項 Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2017
國際標準書號 9780674980075 (alk. paper)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  E169.1 .K497 2017    在架上    30650020075145
說明 164 pages ; 25 cm
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附註 "The period between 1920 and 1950 saw an epochal shift in the American cultural economy, from a literary modernism largely sustained by elite patronage to one supported by bureaucratic institutions oriented (at least in theory) toward the public good. The economic and political shocks of the 1929 market crash and the Second World War decimated much of the support for high modernist literature, and those writers who had relied on the largesse of wealthy benefactors were forced to find new protectors from the depredations of the free market. In Poet-Critics and the Administration of Culture, Evan Kindley argues that modernist poet-critics played a unique role in the shift from aristocratic patronage to technocratic administration. The book takes up a series of exemplary Anglo-American poet-critics -- including T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, W.H. Auden, Ezra Pound, Archibald MacLeish, Sterling A. Brown, and R.P. Blackmur -- in order to trace the evolution of the relationship between modernist literature and institutions like universities, philanthropic foundations, and the federal government. Poet-critics were "village explainers" (as Gertrude Stein once described Ezra Pound), but the kinds of audiences and entities to which they offered their explanations changed radically during this period, and the shift has important consequences for how we understand poetry and its place in our culture today"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-157) and index
Introduction: Village explainers -- Imperfect poet-critics -- Picking and choosing -- Student bodies -- Interrupting the muse -- The foundations of criticism -- Coda: Three postwar moments
主題 Authors and patrons -- United States -- History
Critics -- United States -- History
Modernism (Literature) -- United States
Litterateurs -- United States -- History
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
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