A Transnational Poetics by Jahan Ramazani

By Jahan Ramazani

Poetry is usually seen as culturally homogeneous—“stubbornly national,” in T. S. Eliot’s word, or “the so much provincial of the arts,” in line with W. H. Auden. yet in A Transnational Poetics, Jahan Ramazani uncovers the ocean-straddling energies of the poetic imagination—in modernism and the Harlem Renaissance; in post–World battle II North the United States and the North Atlantic; and in ethnic American, postcolonial, and black British writing. Cross-cultural trade and impact are, he argues, one of the leader engines of poetic improvement within the 20th and twenty-first centuries.

Reexamining the paintings of a big selection of poets, from Eliot, Yeats, and Langston Hughes to Elizabeth Bishop, Lorna Goodison, and Agha Shahid Ali, Ramazani unearths the various ways that sleek and modern poetry in English overflows nationwide borders and exceeds the scope of nationwide literary paradigms. via a number of transnational templates—globalization, migration, trip, style, impact, modernity, decolonization, and diaspora—he discovers poetic connection and discussion throughout international locations or even hemispheres.

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