The Resource The Zukofsky era : modernity, margins, and the avant-garde, Ruth Jennison

The Zukofsky era : modernity, margins, and the avant-garde, Ruth Jennison

Label
The Zukofsky era : modernity, margins, and the avant-garde
Title
The Zukofsky era
Title remainder
modernity, margins, and the avant-garde
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Jennison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Inaugurated in 1932 by Louis Zukofsky, Objectivist poetry gave expression to the complex contours of culture and politics in America during the Great Depression. This study of Zukofsky and two others in the Objectivist constellation, George Oppen and Lorine Niedecker, elaborates the dialectic between the formal experimental features of their poetry and their progressive commitments to the radical potentials of modernity. Mixing textual analysis, archival research, and historiography, Ruth Jennison shows how Zukofsky, Oppen, and Niedecker braided their experiences as working-class Jews, political activists, and feminists into radical, canon-challenging poetic forms. Using the tools of critical geography, Jennison offers an account of the relationship between the uneven spatial landscapes of capitalism in crisis and the Objectivists' paratactical textscapes. In a rethinking of the overall terms in which poetic modernism is described, she identifies and assesses the key characteristics of the Objectivist avant-garde, including its formal recognition of proliferating commodity cultures, its solidarity with global anticapitalist movements, and its imperative to develop poetics that nurtured revolutionary literacy. The resulting narrative is a historically sensitive, thorough, and innovative account of Objectivism's Depression-era modernism. A rich analysis of American avant-garde poetic forms and politics, The Zukofsky Era convincingly situates Objectivist poetry as a politically radical movement comprising a crucial chapter in American literary history. Scholars and students of modernism especially will find much to discuss in Jennison's theoretical study."--Project Muse
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Cataloging source
CN8ML
Dewey number
811/.509112
Index
index present
LC call number
PS310.M57
LC item number
J46 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Hopkins studies in modernism
Label
The Zukofsky era : modernity, margins, and the avant-garde, Ruth Jennison
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Zukofsky: the political economy of revolutionary modernism -- Oppen: cinematic capitalism -- Zukofsky: the voice of the fetish -- Niedecker: the interior voice, commodified -- Zukofsky: counterfetishistic literacy
Control code
ocn826442818
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421406114
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b36625097
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)826442818
  • ebscoaca142140611X

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