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Apprentices to Chance Event: First Books of the 1920s

Jesse Zuba

in The First Book: Twentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164472
eISBN:
9781400873791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164472.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores representations of career in Harmonium (Wallace Stevens), Observations (Marianne Moore), and White Buildings (Hart Crane) that resist the normative course of development that ... More


Parataxis: Marianne Moore’s reticent sentences

Helen Thaventhiran

in Radical Empiricists: Five Modernist Close Readers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198713425
eISBN:
9780191804090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713425.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the little-considered prose of Marianne Moore, tracing her distinctively lucid and witty critical voice as it responds to, and participates in, some of the technical challenges ... More


“To Explain Grace Requires a Curious Hand”: Marianne Moore’s Interdisciplinary Digressions

Srikanth Reddy

in Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers the literary excursus as a means of organizing knowledge in the poetry of instruction under the American Progressive movement. Marianne Moore’s poetry testifies to a profound ... More


. Marianne Moore, Nature, and National Health

Robin G. Schulze

in The Degenerate Muse: American Nature, Modernist Poetry, and the Problem of Cultural Hygiene

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199920327
eISBN:
9780199345625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199920327.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

In 1920, Marianne Moore began her long and profitable relationship with Scofield Thayer and Sibley Watson’s magazine, TheDial. Her connection with the cosmopolitan periodical that published a wide ... More


Paper Replicas: Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore

Linda Anderson

in Elizabeth Bishop: Lines of Connection

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748665747
eISBN:
9780748695102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665747.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Elizabeth Bishop's relationship with fellow poet Marianne Moore, whom she met in 1934 as a senior student about to graduate from Vassar College. Aside from drafts of poems and ... More


The legacy of Yeats’s poetic conviction

Tara Stubbs

in American literature and Irish culture, 1910-55: The politics of enchantment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719084331
eISBN:
9781781705841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084331.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the modernist period, the ways in which American writers made use of Yeats differed from individual to individual: as each grappled with the impact of Yeats’s poetry and writings on their own ... More


Marianne Moore and the Hidden Persuaders

Fiona Green

in Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682492
eISBN:
9781474422109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyses the ‘Ford Motor Correspondence’ along with the characterization of the poet Marianne Moore. It asks whether the poet is as remote from the modern world as the letters indicate, ... More


Elizabeth Bishop: Lines of Connection

Linda Anderson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748665747
eISBN:
9780748695102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665747.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book explores Elizabeth Bishop's poetry, from her early days at Vassar College to her last great poems in Geography III and the later uncollected poems. Drawing on Bishop's notebooks and ... More


Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Srikanth Reddy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

Digression is widely considered a mark of disordered or evasive discourse. Modern legal, philosophical, and political writing largely disavows this trope, regarding it as a departure from the model ... More


Cultural and racial (dis)affiliations

Tara Stubbs

in American literature and Irish culture, 1910-55: The politics of enchantment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719084331
eISBN:
9781781705841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084331.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

A study of American modernism and Irish culture must necessarily begin with a consideration of family. The affiliations and disaffiliations to Ireland experienced by the American writers discussed in ... More


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