American Poetry


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© 2004 by Christopher MacGowan


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First published 2004 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd Reprinted 2004 (twice), 2005

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

MacGowan, Christopher J. (Christopher John) Twentieth-century American poetry / Christopher MacGowan.

p. cm. - (Blackwell guides to literature) Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-631-22025-9 (alk. paper) - ISBN 0-631-22026-7 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. American poetry — 20th century — History and criticism. I. Title: 20th-century American poetry. II. Title. III. Series.

PS323.5.M25 2004 811'.509—dc21


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