A. Critical and Comparative Studies


68. Flanagan, Kathleen. ‘The Orient as Pretext for Aesthetic and Cultural Revolution in Modern American Poetry’. In Cohesion and Dissent in America, edited by Carol Colatrella and Joseph Alkana. Albany: State U of New York P, 1994.

A condensation and further exploration of issues introduced in Flanagan’s earlier work (A65 and 67). Argues that writers such as Fletcher, Lowell, and Pound ‘perceived the Orient as a utopian “other” in order to “challenge the status quo” of English poetics’, but that their ‘proclaimed revolution’ was in fact ‘neither new nor intrinsically connected to the Far East’. Includes passing reference to Fenollosa (see D10) and Hearn (D9).





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