English 127

Modern Poetry

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2018 Blanton, C. D.
TTh 11-12:30 222 Wheeler

Book List

Eliot, T. S.: Prufrock and Other Observations; Ara Vos Prec; The Waste Land; Four Quartets; Pound, Ezra: Blast; Lustra; Hugh Selwyn Mauberley; A Draft of XVI Cantos; Pisan Cantos; Stevens, Wallace: Harmonium; Ideas of Order; The Man with the Blue Guitar; Parts of a World; Yeats, W.B.: Responsibilities; The Wild Swans at Coole; Michael Robartes and the Dancer; The Tower; The Winding Stair


This course will concentrate intensively on four poets at the center of the modernist poetic canon: T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and W. B. Yeats. We will read several volumes by each, but will do so chronologically, in the order of their publication, between 1914 and 1945.

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