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Author Oostdijk, Diederik, 1972-

Title Among the nightmare fighters : American poets of World War II / Diederik Oostdijk

Publ Info Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, [2011]
2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  PS310.W68 O67 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  PS310.W68 O67 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  PS310.W68 O67 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 307 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents A silent generation? -- pt. 1. Haunting traditions : "I'm no Wilfred Owen, darling" ; A little disagreement with some modernists ; "Childish" Allen Tate, the new critics, and reaching poetic maturity ; Talking back to W. H. Auden -- pt. 2. Emerging selves : Caught in amber: the intellectual GI and army culture ; "To be a Jew in the twentieth century" ; Robert Lowell's ideological vacillations ; Randall Jarrell's secondhand reality -- pt. 3. Confused masculinities : James Dickey's hypermasculinity ; "All wars are boyish" ; Karl Shapiro's sexual appetite ; Alternative masculinities -- pt. 4. Troubled afterlives : "Ought I to regret my seedtime?" ; "Lucky" John Ciardi's trauma of war ; "Aftersight and foresight": the Vietnam War ; Howard Nemerov and the "good war" myth -- "All wars are boyish ... but we are old"
LC subject American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism
American poetry -- Male authors -- History and criticism
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Literature and the war
War poetry, American -- History and criticism
War in literature
ISBN 9781570039959 (cloth : alk. paper)
157003995X (cloth : alk. paper)