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Orientalism, Modernism, and the American Poem

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Orientalism, Modernism, and the American Poem is a critical and historical interpretation of Oriental influences on American modernist poetry. Kern equates Fenollosa and Pound's discovery of Chinese writing with the American pursuit of a natural language for poetry, what Emerson had termed the language of nature. Through analysis and contextualization, Kern sheds light on ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published August 28th 2014 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1996)
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