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Author Burt, Stephen, 1971-

Title The forms of youth : twentieth-century poetry and adolescence / Stephen Burt
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 263 pages)
Contents Modernist poetics of adolescence -- From schools to subcultures: adolescence in modern British poetry -- Soldiers, babysitters, delinquents, and mutants: adolescence in midcentury American poetry -- Are you one of those girls? Feminist poetics of adolescence -- An excess of dreamy possibilities: Ireland and Australia -- Midair: adolescence in contemporary American poetry
Summary Early in the twentieth century, Americans and other English-speaking nations began to regard adolescence as a separate phase of life. Associated with uncertainty, inwardness, instability, and sexual energy, adolescence acquired its own tastes, habits, subcultures, slang, economic interests, and art forms. This new idea of adolescence became the driving force behind some of the modern era's most original poetry. Stephen Burt demonstrates how adolescence supplied the inspiration, and at times the formal principles, on which many twentieth-century poets founded their works. William
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-245) and index
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Subject Adolescence in literature.
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English-speaking countries -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007003447
ISBN 0231512023 (electronic bk.)
9780231512022 (electronic bk.)
(acid-free paper)
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