The Forms of Youth: Twentieth-Century Poetry and Adolescence

The Forms of Youth: Twentieth-Century Poetry and Adolescence

Early in the twentieth century, Americans and other English-speaking nations began to regard adolescence as a separate phase of life. Associated with uncertainty, inwardness, instability, and sexual energy, adolescence acquired its own tastes, habits, subcultures, slang, economic interests, and art forms. This new idea of adolescence became the driving force behind some of the modern era's most original poetry.

Stephen Burt demonstrates how adolescence supplied the… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (September 04, 2007)

Parent ISBN: 9780231141420

Language: English


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