The Poetics of the American Suburbs

The Poetics of the American Suburbs

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The Poetics of the American Suburbs is the first book to consider the rich body of poetry that emerged from and helped to shape the post-war American suburbs. Jo Gill discusses the work of forty or more writersa€”some well-known, such as Anne Sexton and Langston Hughes, others not primarily known through their poetry such as John Updike, and some who were best-sellers in their own time but have since largely been forgotten such as Phyllis McGinley. Combining detailed textual and archival study with insights drawn from other disciplines, the book offers a new perspective on post-war suburbia and on the broader field of twentieth-century American literature.American Domesticity: From How-to Manual to Hollywood Melodrama. New York and Oxford: Oxford UP, 1999. Print. McNamara, Kevin, ed. The Cambridge Companion to the Literature ofLos Angeles. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Print.

Title:The Poetics of the American Suburbs
Author:Jo Gill
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-10-17


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