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The degenerate muse : American nature, modernist poetry, and the problem of cultural hygiene

Author: Robin G Schulze
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Series: Modernist literature & culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A tide of newfound prosperity swept through America as the nineteenth century turned into the twentieth. Modernity had arrived. Yet amid this climate of progress, concerns over the perils of modernity and civilization began to creep into the national consciousness. Stress, overcrowding, and immigration stoked fears of degeneration among the white middle- and upper classes. To correct course, the Back to Nature  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Harriet Monroe; Marianne Moore; Ezra Pound; Harriet Monroe; Marianne Moore; Ezra Pound; Harriet Monroe; Marianne Moore; Ezra Pound; Marianne Moore; Harriet Monroe; Ezra Pound; Harriet Monroe; Marianne Moore; Ezra Pound
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin G Schulze
ISBN: 9780199920327 019992032X 9780199920334 0199920338
OCLC Number: 809249948
Description: xvi, 309 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Toward a Modern Nature --
Nature Study, Degeneration, and the Problem of Poetry --
Harriet Monroe's Pioneer Modernism --
Ezra Pound and the Poetics of Hygiene --
Marianne Moore, Degeneration, and Domestication --
Marianne Moore, Nature, and National Health.
Series Title: Modernist literature & culture.
Other Titles: American nature, modernist poetry, and the problem of cultural hygiene
Responsibility: Robin G. Schulze.

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The early twentieth century marked a dramatic shift in the American conception of nature. This book analyzes the ways in which the scientific recasting of American nature as an antidote for  Read more...

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Ultimately, by redefining nature's role in American literature as one of intellectual fertility rather than stagnation, Robin Schulze constructs a convincing case for the idea that American literary Read more...

 
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