The Postmoderns: The New American Poetry Revised

The Postmoderns: The New American Poetry Revised

ISBN: 0394174585
New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 1982. First Edition. Softcover. "This anthology does not seek to deal comprehensively with the full range of recent American poetry, but with that poetry written in America since the Second World War which, by its vitality alone, became the dominant force in the American poetic tradition...they have been called variously by literary critics and observers projectivists, the poetic "underground," the New York School, the Beat Generation, the San Francisco Renaissance, the Black Mountain Poets, or, most generally, the avant-garde...Their preference is formal freedom or openness as opposed to academic, formalistic, strictly rhymed and metered verse." (from editors' Preface) A seminal compilation, the direct sequel to the groundbreaking anthology The New American Poetry (1960). Featuring carefully selected poems & excerpts from among the masterpieces by John Ashbery, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Diane di Prima, Edward Dorn, Robert Duncan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Joanne Kyger, Frank O'Hara, Charles Olson, Ed Sanders, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman & many more of the premier postwar postmodern poets. Edited by respected scholars Donald Allen & George Butterick; with reproduction of Jasper Johns' iconic painting, "Three Flags" (1958) on front cover. Trade format softcover original; first Evergreen edition/ first printing as stated on copyright page; published by Barney Rosset's venerable, courageous Grove Press. A valuable, collectible resource & companion to its classic predecessor. In fine condition with only mild rubbing, light browning, sparse spotting & a few faint, short creases & scratches to front, back covers & spine; light wear & bumps to edges & corners of same; small areas of water(?) staining at/near upper edge & right corner of front cover; very light browning, scratching & spotting at edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Fine. [Item #3165]

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