Modernism and region: Illinois poetry and the modern

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Author: David Wright
Date: Winter 1998
From: The Midwest Quarterly(Vol. 39, Issue 2)
Publisher: Pittsburg State University - Midwest Quarterly
Document Type: Article
Length: 4,014 words

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Abstract :

Modernity has been defined in many ways, but instability seems the most stable and consistent notion, ironically. Most artistic responses come from a culturally alienated artist. Regional poetry does not take away from the modern condition or rescue from the often oppressive self-consciousness of modern or postmodern life. It does show the landscapes, rural and urban, and give a source of learning. In the work of Carl Sandburg and other Illinois poets can be seen conflict, a modernist struggle between the romance of rural life and the lure of technology and that which is urban.

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Wright, David. "Modernism and region: Illinois poetry and the modern." The Midwest Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 2, winter 1998, pp. 215+. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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