The Imagist Poets

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The Imagist Poets

Writers and their Work


February 1st, 2011

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This book offers a lively account of the Imagist Poets, the first significant group of modernist poets writing in English. It discusses what their writing achieved, and analyses the theoretical claims of Imagism in relation to its poetic practice. It revises the received view of Imagism by drawing upon current re-readings of modernism in terms of gender and sexuality, cultural geography, and the idea of literary institutions and formations. The book shows the variety of practice within the Imagist group, and shifts the focus from seeing Imagism purely as the creation of Ezra Pound, by granting a much stronger focus to often overlooked figures such as Amy Lowell, F.S. Flint and John Gould Fletcher. The book also examines the cultural formation of Imagism as a movement competing within the artistic avant-garde of London in the early twentieth century.

Author Information

Andrew Thacker is Professor of Twentieth Century Literature at De Montfort University, Leicester. He has taught previously at the University of Wolverhampton and the University of Ulster. Previous Publications include Geographies of Modernism: Literature, Cultures, Spaces (ed. with Peter Brooker), (2005), James Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’: New Casebook, ed. (2005), Moving Through Modernity: Space and Geography in Modernism (2003) and The Impact of Michel Foucault on the Social Sciences and Humanities (ed. with Moya Lloyd), (1997).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Half Title2
Title Page4
Dedication 6
Biographical Outlines10
Introduction: The Formation of Imagism16
1 Movements and Modernism25
2 Publishing, Publicity, and Magazines39
3 Prefaces and Manifestos52
4 Modern Themes68
5 Urban Images82
6 Gender and Sexuality: 'Amygism' and 'H.D. Imagiste'104
Select Bibliography139