A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

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This broad-ranging Companion gives readers a thorough grounding in both the background and the substance of eighteenth-century poetry in all its rich variety.

  • An up-to-date and wide-ranging guide to eighteenth-century poetry.
  • Reflects the dramatic transformation which has taken place in the study of eighteenth-century poetry over the past two decades.
  • Opens with a section on...
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Overview

This broad-ranging Companion gives readers a thorough grounding in both the background and the substance of eighteenth-century poetry in all its rich variety.

  • An up-to-date and wide-ranging guide to eighteenth-century poetry.
  • Reflects the dramatic transformation which has taken place in the study of eighteenth-century poetry over the past two decades.
  • Opens with a section on contexts, discussing poetry’s relationships with patriotism, politics, science, and the visual arts, for example.
  • Discusses poetry by male and female poets from all walks of life.
  • Includes numerous close readings of individual poems, ranging from Pope’s The Rape of the Lock to Mary Collier’s The Woman’s Labour.
  • Includes more provocative contributions on subjects such as rural poetry and the self-taught tradition, British poetry 'beyond the borders', the constructions of femininity, women as writers and women as readers.
  • Designed to be used alongside David Fairer and Christine Gerrard’s Eighteenth-century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology (Blackwell Publishing, Second Edition, 2003).
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Despite POETRY's current reputation as an elitist, almost marginal form of literature, it continues to be widely practiced and studied. A number of guides to English-language verse have been published recently, but this well-balanced collection of critical essays, each written by a major scholar, is unusually thorough. Characterized by powerful new ideologies, 20th-century POETRY was propelled by Imagism, the Beat aesthetic, Confessionalism, and other important literary movements that are clearly described. Editor Roberts (English, Sheffield Univ.) sets out to highlight the most influential works of "more than twenty countries," and he succeeds admirably. In addition to featuring such major figures as T.S. Eliot and Robert Frost, the book fills a gap in that it covers poets from many Commonwealth regions (Australia, India, the Caribbean, etc.) whose works are seldom discussed elsewhere. Substantial bibliographies round out the volume. Unfortunately, the book's hefty price tag will no doubt hurt its sales. But where budgets allow, this comprehensive volume is an excellent purchase for academic and public libraries. Ellen Sullivan, Ferguson Lib., Stamford, CT Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Christine Gerrard is Fellow and Tutor in English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. She is the author of The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth, 1725–1742 (1994) and Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685–1750 (2003). She is the co-editor, with David Fairer, of Eighteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology (Blackwell, second edition, 2003).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction 1
1 Modernism and the Transatlantic Connection 7
2 Modernist Poetry and its Precursors 21
3 The Non-modernist Modern 37
4 Poetry and Politics 51
5 Poetry and War 64
6 Poetry and Science 76
7 Poetry and Literary Theory 89
8 Poetry and Gender 101
9 Interrupted Monologue: Alternative Poets of the Mid-century 113
10 Imagism 127
11 The New Negro Renaissance 138
12 Poetry and the New Criticism 153
13 Black Mountain and Projective Verse 168
14 The Beats 183
15 Confessionalism 197
16 The Movement 209
17 Language Poetry 220
18 West Indian Poetry 235
19 African Poetry 249
20 Poetry of the Indian Subcontinent 264
21 Australian Poetry 281
22 New Zealand Poetry 293
23 Canadian Poetry 304
24 Scottish Poetry 318
25 Welsh Poetry 329
26 Irish Poetry to 1966 343
27 Thomas Hardy: Poems of 1912-13 359
28 Robert Frost: North of Boston 369
29 T. S. Eliot: The Waste Land 381
30 D. H. Lawrence: Birds, Beasts and Flowers 392
31 William Carlos Williams: Spring and All 403
32 Wallace Stevens: Harmonium 414
33 Marianne Moore: Observations 427
34 W. B. Yeats: The Tower 437
35 W. H. Auden: Poems 448
36 Elizabeth Bishop: North & South 457
37 Ezra Pound: The Pisan Cantos 469
38 Robert Lowell: Life Studies 481
39 Louis MacNeice: The Burning Perch 491
40 Sylvia Plath: Ariel 500
41 Ted Hughes: Crow 513
42 Seamus Heaney: North 524
43 John Ashbery: Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror 536
44 Derek Walcott: Omeros 547
45 Contemporary American Poetry 559
46 Contemporary British Poetry 571
47 Contemporary Irish Poetry 585
48 Contemporary Postcolonial Poetry 596
Index 610
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