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Published: 20 May 2010

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780195390339

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Nations of Nothing But Poetry

Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing

Matthew Hart

Modernist Literature and Culture

  • Presents a new theory of "synthetic vernacular " writing that accounts for modernist experiments with ethno-national language.
  • Expands the discussion of modernist poetics to include the works of Hugh MacDiarmid, Basil Bunting, E. K. Brathwaite, Mina Loy, and Melvin B. Tolson.
  • Examines the relationship between modernism and vernacular poetry in Scotland, the Carribean, England, and the US.