The Poetics of the American Suburbs

  • Authors
  • Jo Gill

Part of the Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics book series (MPCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-18
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
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      Pages 21-50
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      Pages 51-69
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
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      Pages 129-154
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      Pages 155-171
  5. Conclusion: The Song of the Suburbs

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      Pages 173-181
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 183-225

About this book


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.


America Amerikanische Literatur poetics poetry

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