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Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

The Poetics of the American Suburbs

Authors: Gil, J., Gill, Jo

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The first scholarly study of the rich body of poetry that emerged from the post-war American suburbs, Gill evaluates the work of forty poets, including Anne Sexton, Langston Hughes, and John Updike. Combining textual analysis and archival research, this book offers a new perspective on the field of twentieth-century American literature.

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Jo Gil is Senior Lecturer in 20th Century Literature and Director of Education at the University of Exeter.

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“Jo Gill has produced the first careful study of US poets responding to post-World War II suburbanization. … Poetics of the American Suburbs should initiate new research on the material and cultural histories of suburbs … . a commendable contribution to Palgrave/Macmillan’s Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics series.” (Peter Schmidt, ALH Review, January, 2016)

"The Poetics of the American Suburbs successfully dismisses the stereotype that the suburbs are places of little or no significance, and shows how poetry 'made in suburbia' is in fact thriving, critical, evocative, and boldly innovative. Gill convincingly tells a tale of many voices, many years and many perspectives, which beautifully uncovers the ever-pumping heart of modern American suburbia, behind its white-washed fences, and its manicured lawns." - Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language


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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-34023-8
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Hardcover $100.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-46478-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Poetics of the American Suburbs
Authors
Series Title
Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Jo Gill
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34023-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137340238
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34022-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46478-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 225
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