By Cristanne Miller
Cultures of Modernism explores how the constitution and placement of literary groups considerably impression who writes, what they write approximately, and their openness to formal experimentation. those affects quite impact ladies writers. writer Cristanne Miller notes remarkable styles of similarity within the issues and lives of girls residing in geographically far away facilities of modernist creation. She appears at 3 major poets---the American Marianne Moore, the British expatriate Mina Loy, and the German Else Lasker-Schüler---in the context of cultural, nationwide, and native parts to argue that position considerably affected their performances of subjectivity, gender, race, and faith. the 1st booklet of its sort, Cultures of Modernism breaks new flooring whereas it contributes to the continuing reconception of the modernist period.
"A interesting, provocative, and surely unique learn of a 'different' modernism in poetry---namely, the Modernism of girls poets."
---Marjorie Perloff, Stanford University
"An vital and impressive paintings that makes significant contributions to the fields of gender experiences and modernist reports, and to the examine of modernist poetry."
---Robin Schulze, Pennsylvania nation University
"Offers a welcome corrective to the unreflective severe tendency . . . to make wide claims concerning the historic reviews and cultural conundrums of 'women,' and especially 'women writers.' Miller bargains tour-de-force comparative readings . . . threading jointly the world-historical with the non-public, poetics with the political, and wielding the tools of scansion as deftly as a surgeon."
---Modernism/modernity, The respectable magazine of the Modernist reviews Association
Cristanne Miller is Edward H. Butler Professor of English and Chair of the English division on the collage of Buffalo, nation college of recent York.
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