Modernist Quartet

Frank Lentricchia
Cambridge University Press
2009

Modernist Quartet is a study of the four major American modernist poets—Frost, Stevens, Pound, Eliot—in various historical environments (literary, philosophical, gender relations, the business of capitalist economics) with special attention given to their central poetic texts as they simultaneously reflect and shape our understanding of those environments. Frank Lentricchia presents the poems as stories of the poets seeking to sustain a life in noncommercial writing, in a culture that is only hospitable, for the most part, to commercial art.

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