Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Counter-Revolution of the Word By Alan Filreis

Alan Filreis
Counter-Revolution of the Word:
The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945-1960
| The University of North Carolina Press | 2008

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.