21, 19 : contemporary poets in the nineteenth-century archive
- edited by Kristen Case and Alexandra Manglis.
- First edition.
- Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2019.
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- Physical description
- 219 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-212).
- Foreword, Approximity (in the life, her attempt to bring the life of her mother close Fred Moten
- Introduction, Unsettling Proximities Kristen Case and Alexandra Manglis
- Thinking as Burial Practice: Exhuming a Poetic Epistemology in Thoreau, Dickinson, and Emerson Dan Beachy-Quick
- Feeling the Riot: Fugitivity, Lyric, and Enduring Failure Jose Felipe Alvergue
- Essay in Fragments, a Pile of Limbs: Walt Whitman's Body in the Book Stefania Heim
- Citation in the Wake of Melville Joan Naviyuk Kane
- Touching the Horror: Poe, Race, and Gun Violence Karen Weiser
- Homage to Bayard Taylor Benjamin Friedlander
- Revising The Waste Land: Black Antipastoral & The End of the World Joshua Bennett
- Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1859-1937: Night Over Night Cole Swensen
- Nights and Lights in Nineteenth Century American Poetics Cecily Parks
- The Earth Is Full of Men Brian Teare
- Making Black Cake in Combustible Spaces M. NourbeSe Philip
- "The Tinge Awakes": Reading Whitman and Others in Trouble Leila Wilson
- Acknowledgments Works Cited Illustration Credits Editors Contributors.
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The nineteenth century is often viewed as a golden age of American literature, a historical moment when national identity was emergent and ideals such as freedom, democracy, and individual agency were promising, even if belied in reality by violence and hypocrisy. The writers of this "American Renaissance"-Thoreau, Fuller, Whitman, Emerson, and Dickinson, among many others-produced a body of work that has been both celebrated and contested by following generations. As the twenty-first century unfolds in a United States characterized by deep divisions, diminished democracy, and dramatic transformation of identities, the co-editors of this singular book approached a dozen North American poets, asking them to engage with texts by their predecessors in a manner that avoids both aloofness from the past and too-easy elegy. The resulting essays dwell provocatively on the border between the lyrical and the scholarly, casting fresh critical light on the golden age of American literature and exploring a handful of texts not commonly included in its canon. A polyvocal collection that reflects the complexity of the cross-temporal encounter it enacts, 21
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- Twenty-one, ninteteen
- Twenty-first, nineteenth
- 9781571313775 (paperback : alk. paper)
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