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Between Two Fires: Transnationalism and Cold War Poetry

Justin Quinn


This book is about the transnational movement of poetry during the Cold War. Beginning in the 1950s, it examines transnational engagements across the Iron Curtain, reassessing US poetry through a consideration of overlooked radical poets of the mid-century, and then asking what such transactions tell us about the way that anglophone culture absorbed new models during this period. The Cold War synchronized culture across the globe, leading to similar themes, forms, and critical maneuvers. Poetry, a discourse routinely figured as distant from political concerns, was profoundly affected by the id ... More

Keywords: postcolonial theory, transnationalism, world literature, poetry translation, Cold War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198744436
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744436.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justin Quinn, author
University of West Bohemia, Associate Professor