> I am specifically trying to understand it in terms of the 40's and 50's
> California poets and the poets of the Black Mountain school: Duncan,
> Jeffers, Creeley, Spicer, Olson, Levertov, Ginsberg, Snyder and others.
> These poets were serious critics of their modern western society. They
> were all heavily influenced by TSE, Pound, Joyce and Yeats. In at least one
> case, Duncan, they suffered severe discrimination at the hands of modern
> western culture. Jeffers became so disgusted with western society that he
> completely rejected a man centered world view and came up with his
> "Inhumanism". All of these poets reacted strongly to what they conceived
> of as faults inherent in western society's rejection of myth. Understanding
> myth as opposed to western societies is crucial to understanding them.
Could you please tell more about this 'Inhumanism' thing? I have never heard of it, and I must admit I have never read any such American poetry from the 40's and 50's.
If it might turn up to be a far too obvious subject for the others on the list, please feel free to write to me privately. But I'd love to learn more about it, just in a few words now. Then, I might as well go to the university library and get some books myself... like in the old days! :)
I thank you in advance,