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Titel: The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry
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Herausgegeben von Jay Parini
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COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Juni 1995 - gebunden - 757 Seiten
In the nineteenth century, Alexis de Tocqueville suggested that the poetry of the new American democratic state, free from the staggering weight of centuries of European aristocracy and tradition, would focus on "man alone... his passions, his doubts, his rare properties and inconceivable wretchedness."
For hundreds of years, American poets have presented their various images of the land and its people. But what is "American poetry?" Is there truly such a thing as an American poetic tradition, spanning over nearly four centuries from colonial times to the turn of the millennium? In The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry, Jay Parini, a respected American poet and critic in his own right, offers an authoritative survey of the elusive category that is the poetry of the American people.
The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry covers all of the canonical American poets, from the colonial to the contemporary-Anne Bradstreet, Walt Whitman, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and Adrienne Rich are all included.
But Parini has also selected a broad sampling of poetry from voices that have been heard as widely over the years. Here, for the first time, is a thorough collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry by women, Native American, and African Americans. Within these pages readers will find the many different traditions that make up the expansive collage of American poetry. Here are the Transcendentalists-Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Henry David Thoreau; and the Imagists-William Carlos Williams, Amy Lowell, H.D., and Carl Sandburg.
Readers will discover also the early twentieth-century movement of African-American poetic expression, known as the Harlem Renaissance-James Weldon Johnson, Countee Cullen, Gwendolyn Bennett, and Langston Hughes are all solidly represented in The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry.
Jay Parini's introduction deftly guides us into the rich tradition of poetry in our country. Whether in search of a well-known classic or a poem that is not yet considered part of the American poetic tradition, readers will find much to enjoy in The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry.
Introduction Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)ContemplationsBefore the Birth of One of her ChildrenTo my Dear and Loving HusbandThe Author to Her BookIn Memory of my Dear Grandchild Elizabeth BradstreetOn my Dear Grandchild Simon BradstreetHer Follow some Verses upon the Burning of our HouseAs Wear Pilgrim Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705)From the Day of Doom Edward Taylor (1642? - 1729)Let by RainThe ReflexionMeditation 8 (first series) ("I kenning through astronomy divine")Meditation 150 (second series) ("My Blessed Lord, how doth thy beautious spouse")Upon a Spider Catching a FlyHuswiferyUpon Wedlock, and Death of Children Philip Freneau (1752-1832)On the Emigration to AmericaThe Wild Honey SuckleThe Indian Burying GroundOn Mr. Paine's Rights of ManTo an AuthorOn Observing a Large Red-Streak Apple Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784)On Being Brought from Africa to AmericaOn the Death of Rev. Mr. George WhitefieldThoughts on the Works of ProvidenceTo S.M., a young African Painter, On Seeing his Works Joel Barlow (1754-1812)Advice to a Raven in Russia Richard Henry Wilde (1789-1847)The Lament of the Captive Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865)Indian NamesThe StarsTo the First Slave Ship William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)To Cole, the Painter, Departing from EuropeA Winter PieceThe PrairiesThanatopsisTo a WaterfowlThe African Chief James Gates Percival (1795-1856)The Coral Grove Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880)The New England Boy's Song about Thanksgiving Day Sarah Helen Whitman (1803-1878)The Morning-GloryA November Landscape Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)Each and AllSea ShoreOde ("Though loath to grieve")Give all to LoveThine Eyes Still ShinedConcord HymnBrahmaFrom the RiverDays Elizabeth Oakes-Smith (1806-1893)Ode to Sappho John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)To my old SchoolmasterTelling the BeesBarbara FrietchieSnow-Bound Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)From The Song of Hiawatha (Introduction)Mezzo CamminThe Jewish Cemetery at NewportThe Cross of SnowSeaweedAfternoon in FebruaryThe Arrow and the SongPaul Revere's Ride Lucretia Davidson (1808-1825)America Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)The Chambered Nautilus Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849)To HelenThe City in the SeaSonnet-SilenceThe RavenEl DoradoFor AnnieAnnabel Lee Frances Sargent Osgood (1811-1850)Woman Ellen Learning to WalkAh! Woman Still Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-1892)Cnosis The Pines and the Sea Jones Very (1817-1862)The ColumbineI was sick and in PrisonThe Lament of the FlowersNatureThe Sumach Leaves Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)InspirationI am a Parcel of Vain Strivings TiedLight-Winged Smoke, Icarian BirdWithin the Circuit of this Plodding Life William Ellery Channing (1818-1901)From a Poet's Hope James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)To the Dandelion Walt Whitman (1819-1892)One's Self I SingFrom Song of MyselfI Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak GrowingAs Adam early in the MorningCrossing Brooklyn FerryOut of the Cradle Endlessly RockingWhen I heard the Learn'd AstronomerVigil Strange I Kept on the Field one NightThe Wound-DresserWhen Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'dA Noiseless Patient Spider Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910)The PortentThe March Into VirginiaA Utalitarian View of the Monitor's FightShilohMalvern HillThe MartyrThe Maldive SharkThe BergArt Alice Cary (1820-1871)The Sea-Side Cave Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (1821-1873)Sonnet ("The starry flower, the flower-like stars that fade")Sonnet ("And so, as this great sphere")The Question Frances E.W. Harper (1825-1911)The Slave AuctionBury Me in a Free LandThe Slave Mother Henry Timrod (1828-1867)CharlestonOde ("Sleep Sweetly in your Humble Graves") Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)"Success is Counted Sweetest"A Wounded deer leaps highest"I felt a funderal in my brain"There's a certain slant of light"I can wade grief"Pain has an element of blank"A bird came down the walk"He fumbles at your spirit"I heard a fly buzz when I died"I started early, took my dog"Because I could not stop for death"A narrow fellow in the grass"The last night that she lived"My life closed twice before its close"Tell all the truth but tell it slant" Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)My LighthousesPoppies on the Wheat Sidney Lanier (1842-1881)Song of the ChattahoocheeA Ballad of Trees and the MasterClover Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1887)At Home from ChurchA Country Boy in WinterA Caged Bird Emma Lazarus (1849-1887)The New EzekielSouth Louise Imogen Guiney (1861-1920)The Wild RideWhen on the Marge of Evening Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950)The HillPetit, the PoetThe Lost Orchard Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)John EvereldownRichard CoryMiniver CheevyMr. Flood's Party Stephen Crane (1871-1900)From The Black Riders (In the Desert) James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)Oh Black and Unknown Bards Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)A Negro Love SongEre SLeep Comes Down to Sooth the Weary EyesShips that Pass in the NightLover's LaneThe DebtThe Haunted Oak Trumbull Stickney (1874-1904)Age in YouthPityRequiescamQuiet after the Rain of MorningIn the PastIn AmpezzoThe Departure Amy Lowell (1874-1925)Meeting-House HillMusicChinoiseries Robert Frost (1874-1963)Storm fearMowingHome BurialThe Wood-PileFire and IceStopping by Woods on a Snowy EveningNothing Gold Can StaySpring PoolsDesignThe Gift OutrightThe Silken Tent"Out, Out-"The Subverted FlowerDirective Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)The HarbourChicagoLanguagesBas-ReliefCool TombsGrass Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)General William Booth Entern into Heaven Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)The Snow ManNomad ExquisiteOf Modern PoetryThirteen Ways of Looking at a BlackbirdSunday MorningAncedote of A JarThe Idea of Order at Key WestFrom Notes Toward A Supreme Fiction (it must be abstract)To an Old Philosopher in RomeFinal Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)Woman WalkingIt is a Small PlantTo a Poor Old WomanThe Sadness of the SeaSpring and allThe Red WheelbarrowThe Young HousewifeTo Ford Madox Ford in HeavenMists over the RiverFrom Paterson (The Falls) Sarah Teasdale (1884-1933)Open WindowsOver the Roofs Ezra Pound (1885-1972)Sestma: AltaforteThe VirginalThe ReturnThe River-Merchant's Wife: A LetterA PactIn a Station of the MetroFrom Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1: "The tea-rose tea-grown, etc.") (2: "These fought in any way")Canto I ("And then went down to the ship")Canto XLV ("With Usura") "H.D." (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961)Pear TreeOreadAt IthacaThe ShrineHelenAt Baia Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962)To the Stone-CuttersNightShine, Perishing RepublicHurt Hawks Rock and HawkBut I am Growing Old and Indolent Elinor Wylie (1887-1928)Wild PeachesLet no Chantable HopeMalediction Upon MyselfCastilian Marianne Moore (1887-1972)The FishPoetryMarriageThe Steeple-JackIn Distrust of MeritsWhen I Buy Pictures John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974)Bells for John Ehiteside's DaughterPiazza PieceBlue GirlsJanet Waking T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)The Love Song of J. Alfred PrufrockGerontionThe Waste Land Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)Dear Uncle StrangerHatteras CallingSolitaire Claude McKay (1890-1948)The LynchingIf We Must DieHarlem Shadows Archibald MacLeish (1892-1983)Ars PoeticaYou, Andrew Marvell Edna St.Vincent Millay (1892-1950)RenascenceFrom: Sonnets from an Ungrafted Tree (1:"So she came back into his house again")The Buck in the SnowFrom: Fatal Interview (36: "Hearing a word, and not a word among them")Ragged Island Charles Reznikoff (1894-1976)From: Testimony Jean Toomer (1894-1967)ReapersNovember Cotton Flower e.e.cummings (1894-1962)"you shall above all things be glad and young"anyone lived in a pretty how town"i sing of Okaf glad and big"my father moved through dooms of love" Louise Bogan (1897-1970)Winter SwanMen Loved Wholly beyond WisdomM., Singing Melvin Beanearus Tolson (1898-1966)African ChinaDark Symphony Hart Crane (1899-1932)Repose of RiversVoyagesFrom: The Bridge (To Brooklyn Bridge)To Emily DickinsonTher Broken Tower Leonie Adams (1899-1988)Lght at EquinoxApril Mortallity Allen Tate (1899-1979)Ode to the Confederate DeadMr. Pope Yvor Winters (1900-1968)Summer Noon: 1941The Slow Pacific Swell Laura Riding Jackson (1901-1991)PrismsHelen's BurningAll Thingshe World and INothing so Far Gwendolyn B. Bennett (1902-1981)To a Dark GirlHeritageHatred Langston Hughes (1902-1967)The Weary BluesThe Negro Speaks of RiversJazzoniaCrossPo' Boy BluesEsthete in HarlemAs I grew OlderTheme for English B Arna Bontemps (1902-1973)A Black Man Talks ReapingNocturne of the WharvesBlightGod Give to Men Countee Cullen (1903-1946)HeritageFrom the Dark TowerTimed Lover Lous Zukofsky (1904-1978)"A"-11 ("River that must turn full after I stop dying") Richard Eberhart (1904-)For a LambTher Fury of Aerial BombardmentA Loon Call Stanley Kunitz (1905-)The Science of the NightThe Snakes of September Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)Bearded OaksBlow, West WindEvenig HawkHeart of AutumnAmazing Grace in the BAck CountryWhat Voice at Moth-HourVermont Ballad: Change of Season Theodore Roethke (1908-1963)Cuttings ("Sticks-in-a-drowse droop over sugary loam")Cuttings (Later) ("This urge, wrestle, resurrection of dry sticks")Root CellarOrchidsBig WindMy Papa's WaltzElegy for JaneThe Far Field Charles Olson (1910-1970)From: The Maximus Poems, Book III (Poem 143: The Festival Apect) Josephine Miles (1911-1985)BeliefConceptionAlbum Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)SeascapeA Cold SpringThe MapLittle ExerciseIn the Waiting RoomThe ArmadilloQuestions of Travel Muriel Rukeyser (1912-1980)IrisThen I Saw What the Calling Was Robert Hayden (1913-1980)Night, Death, MississippiA Road in KentuckyThose Winter SundaysMiddle Passage Delmore Schwartz (1913-1966)The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me William Stafford (1914-1993)Traveling through the DarkThe Rescued YearAt the Bomb Testing Site John Berryman (1914-1972)From: Homage to Mistress BradstreetFrom: The Dream Songs (1. "Huffy Henry hid the day") (4. "Filling her compact and delicious body') (5. "Henry sats in de bar & was odd") (14. "Life, friends, is boring")Henry's Fate Randall Jarell (1914-1965)The Death of the Ball Turret GunnerThe Knight, Death, and the DevilThe Woman at the Washington Zoo Robert Lowell (1917-1977)The Quaker Graveyard in NantucketMr. Edwards and the SpiderGrandparentsMan and WifeSkunk HourFor the Union DeadHistory Gwendolyn Brooks (1917- )Negro HeroNotes from the Childhood and the GirlhoodJessie Mitchell's MotherOf Robert FrostLangston Hughes Robert Duncan (1919-1988)Often I Am Permitted to Return to MeadowPassage over Water Howard Nemerov (1920-1991)Blue SuburbanThe Western ApproachesThe War in the Air Amy Clampitt (1920-1994)A Baroque Sunburst Mona Van Duyn (1921- )Moose in the Morning. Northern Maine Richard Wilbur (1921- )A Baroque Wall-Fountain in the Villa SciarraStill, Citizen SparrowLove Calls Us to the Things of this WorldMind James Dickey (1923- )The Heaven of AnimalsThe Dusk of HorsesCherrylog Road Anthony Hecht (1923- )JasonThe Gardens of the Villa D'Este Galway Kinnell (1927- )The BearAfter Making Love We Hear footsteps James Wright (1927-1980)Sparrwos in a Hillside DriftMilkweedAutumn Begins in Martins Ferry, OhioLying in a Hammock at Wiliam Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, MinnesotaBeginning Anne Sexton (1928-1974)Music Swims Back to MeThe Truth the Dead KnowThe Starry NightWanting to Die Peter Davison (1928- )Cross Cut Philip Levine (1928- )Animals Are Passing From Our LivesAngel ButcherLater StillBell Isle, 1949SnowBelief John Hollander (1929- )The Great BearMorning in the IslandsThe Mad Potter Robert Pack (1929- )The Trasher in the Willow by the LakeProton Decay Adrienne Rich (1929- )Aunt Jennifer's TigersIn the EveningDiving into the WreckPowerIntegrityTattered Kaddish Gary Snyder (1930- )Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain LookoutAxel HandlesThe Snow on Saddle Mountain Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)Morning SongDaddFever 103"Anel Anne Stevenson (1933- )The Spirit Is Too Blunt an InstrumentIn the Orchard Imamu Amiri Baraka (1934 - )Return of the NativeLegacy Mark Strand (1934- )The KiteThe GardenShooting Whales N.Scoot Momaday (1934-1992)Carners of the Dream WhellWinter Holding odf the Coast of North America Audre Lorde (1935- )The Night-blooming Jasmine Mary Oliver (1935- )Some Questios You Might AskWhen Death Comes Charles Wright (1935- )Virgo DescendingSnowStone Canyon NocturneSitting at Night on the Front PorchPorstriat of the Artist with La PoCalifornia Spring Nancy Williard (1936- )Angels in Winter Charles Simic (1838- )ForkAgainst Whatever It is That's EncroachingAncient AutumnClouds Gathering Robert Pinsky (1940- )First Early Mornings TogetherSerpent KnowledgeThe QuestionsShirt Erica Jong (1941- )The Buddha in the Womb Robert Hass (1941- )Meditation at Lagunitas Simon J. Ortiz (1941- )The Creation: According to CoyoteThe Serenity in Stones Dave Smith (1942- )The Roundhouse VoicesAugust, on the Rented Farm Marilyn Hacker (1942- )Rondeau after a Transatlantic Telephone Call James Tate (1942- )The Lost Pilot Louise Glueck (1943- )The PondThe School ChildrenMessengersMount AraratThe Wild Iris AcknowledgmentsIndex of AuthorsIndex of Titles and First Lines
Edited by Jay Parini
The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry interrogates the poetic tradition of the United States and dismantles it in a manner that encourages readers to reassemble that tradition in new and provocative ways. New York Times Book Review An essential volume that shows how poetry intersects with our lives and vice versa. Library Journal
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