Selected Essays of John Gould FletcherBook - 1989
Selected Essays of John Gould Fletcher brings together for the first time a representative selection from Fletcher s voluminous critical writings. Ranging in subject from Modernist poetics to Asian art, these essays reveal a keen, insightful intellect coming to grips with the central artistic problems of the most revolutionary period in modern literature, painting, music, and philosophy.
First published in Poetry, North American Review, Southern Review, and Criterion, and other leading cultural journals of their day, Fletcher s essays are arranged in three groups: poetry and poetics; appreciation of individual writers; and essays on art and philosophy.
Significant and long overdue both in terms of the light it sheds on Fletcher and the evolution of the Modernist movement, the collection should challenge all serious students of literature and general readers alike."