Book Cover
Author Kalaidjian, Walter B., 1952-

Title The edge of modernism : American poetry and the traumatic past / Walter Kalaidjian
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
Online access available from:
Project Muse Open Access eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (x, 239 pages) : illustrations
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents History's "Black page": Genocide and modern American verse -- The Holocaust at home -- Harlem dancers and the middle passage -- Specters of commitment in modern American literary studies -- The enigma of witness: Domestic trauma on and off the couch -- Epiloge: reading Abu Ghraib
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-229) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Anti-communist movements in literature.
Cold War in literature.
Genocide in literature.
History in literature.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature.
Literature and history -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
Slavery in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005006243
ISBN 1421427745
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)