Counter-Revolution of the Word:
The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945-1960
Yes, it’s a serious historical book, a major book, but through Filreis’s
personal voice and his deep connections to mid-century modernism
he continues to illustrate how formal concerns in the work were linked
to progressive politics; it is an untold history of the so-called
language/nature problem (and the reactions to it) that continue
into our moment.