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Published: 19 September 2013

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780199920327

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The Degenerate Muse

American Nature, Modernist Poetry, and the Problem of Cultural Hygiene

Robin G. Schulze

Modernist Literature and Culture

  • Counters established readings of literary modernism as a phenomenon concerned primarily with the modern city
  • Offers new readings of many important poems by Ezra Pound and Marianne Moore
  • Provides a new explanation for the rift between Harriet Monroe and Ezra Pound and recuperates Monroe from charges that she was merely out of date