Revolution of the Word: A New Gathering of American Avant Garde Poetry 1914-1945. Various, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Duncan, T. S. Eliot, Charles Henri Ford, Jackson Mac Low, Marianne Moore, Charles Olson, Kenneth Patchen, Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rexroth, Carl Sandburg, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Jerome; Crane Rothenberg, Hilda (H. D., e. e.; Doolittle, Cummings, Harry, Hart; Crosby.
Revolution of the Word: A New Gathering of American Avant Garde Poetry 1914-1945

Revolution of the Word: A New Gathering of American Avant Garde Poetry 1914-1945

ISBN: 0816492050
1974: The Seabury Press, New York, NY. First Edition. Hardcover. "the accomplishment of American avant garde poetry over the last two decades is now a recognized fact. Much less frequently acknowledged is that its emergence in the 1950s was really part of an unbroken continuum, its roots into the 19th century, its first major period just before and during World War I, and many of its most astonishing manifestations in the 1920s and 1930s...anticipating the energies that would produce the visionary poetry of the Beats, Charles Olson's "projective verse," and the continuing revolutions and experiments of the 1970s." (from front flap) A unique & comprehensive compendium of poetry from a key period in American literature that indeed set the stage for the explosive shockwaves of the Beat Generation & beyond. Edited & with a "Pre-face" by Jerome Rothenberg, the now-venerable poet, editor & essayist who is the foremost exponent of the ethno-poetics movement. Contributions include works by Hart Crane, Harry Crosby (of Black Sun Press legend), e. e. cummings, Hilda Doolittle (H. D.), Marcel Duchamp, T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens et al.; as well as those poets who really were the bridge into the later Black Mountain & New York Schools, the Beat Generation & beyond: Robert Duncan, Charles Henri Ford, Jackson Mac Low, Charles Olson, Kenneth Patchen, Kenneth Rexroth & William Carlos Williams. An acclaimed & outstanding one-volume compilation with focus on a critical period of a gathering revolutionary American literary phenomenon, essential for the scholar & collector. Book in very fine condition with only the slightest sunning-browning-discoloration at cloth spine-edges & esp. upper board edges; moderate browning & spotting at top edge of text block. Interior very fine with only light browning mostly at blank margins of page leaves. Dust jacket in fine condition with only very light rubbing & a few tiny spots at front, back covers & spine; mild-to-moderate wear, rubbing, soiling & creasing at all edges & corners of same; minor short, closed tears & a few very small areas of paper surface loss at same. Very Fine / very fine. [Item #3108]

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