Includes bibliographical references (p. -180) and index.
Introduction : canonical modernisms, minor modernisms, and the cultural politics of fragmentation -- 1. The historicity of the fragment : toward a critical comparativism -- 2. "Completely painted over but painted full of empty spaces" : Stein's American allegories and the end of progress -- 3. "Learning a lesson in the superficial song lyrics" : Hsia Yu's "underground" poetry -- 4. "For the other overlapping time" : Pound's ideogramic universalism and Cha's countermodernist translation -- Conclusion : the cultural uses of an interventionary poetics.