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Volunteers of America, 1917: The and the Great War

John Timberman Newcomb

in How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the odyssey of the Seven Arts, led by its editor-in-chief, James Oppenheim, from naïve nationalism to radical dissent that ultimately led to its demise. It emphasizes the ... More


Keeping Faith with John Q. Public: Cole Porter, Billy Rose, and

James O’leary

in A Cole Porter Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040092
eISBN:
9780252098307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040092.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Porter's Seven Lively Arts (1944). Few shows rivaled this revue in terms of sumptuousness, expense, and hype. However, most historians have described this revue as a ... More


How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

John Timberman Newcomb

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book traces the emergence of modern American poetry at the turn of the nineteenth century. With a particular focus on four “little magazines”—Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, The Masses, Others, and ... More


Rhetoric and Irony

Tony Hunt

in Villon's Last Will: Language and Authority in the Testament

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159148
eISBN:
9780191673528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159148.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Aside from how no detailed study is available regarding Villon's rhetoric or any attempt to demonstrate his carefully calculated effects, his writing has not been placed in the context of instruction ... More


An Early Example of Narrative Verse in Colloquial Arabic

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on ̣Safīyyad Dīn al-̣Hilli. He is not only reputable for being a poet of the late classical manner, but he also initiated the badīiyya genre with a poem in praise of the Prophet ... More


American Poetry on the Brink, 1905–12

John Timberman Newcomb

in How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the crisis in American poetry during the period 1905–1912. Between 1900 and 1905, poetry in the United States was perceived to be in precipitous decline, and many questioned its ... More


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