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224 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719074288

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Essays on Modern American literature

David Herd

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A highly readable story of American literature, featuring such major writers as Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, Pound, Marianne Moore, Frank O'Hara and James Schuyler
  • A groundbreaking study of literary enthusiasm, showing how enthusiasm is fundamental to the circulation of culture
  • A polemic against bureaucracy in various forms, but especially against academic bureaucracy
  • A bold new account of the dynamics of Modern Poetry
  • David Herd is a critically successful author and poet in his own right, with his debut collection Mandelson! Mandelson! A memoir appearing in 2006 from Carcanet Press

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