A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry / Edition 1

A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry / Edition 1

by Neil Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405113618

ISBN-13: 9781405113618

Pub. Date: 02/24/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Brings together 48 fresh and original contributions from practicing poets and leading scholars, who together offer critical and contextual coverage of the full range of English-language poetry in the last century.

  • Brings together original contributions by leading international scholars and practising poets.
  • Offers critical and contextual coverage of
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Brings together 48 fresh and original contributions from practicing poets and leading scholars, who together offer critical and contextual coverage of the full range of English-language poetry in the last century.

  • Brings together original contributions by leading international scholars and practising poets.
  • Offers critical and contextual coverage of the full range of English-language poetry in the twentieth-century.
  • Incorporates new readings of key selected texts.
  • Embraces the extraordinary development of poetry over the century in twenty English-speaking countries.
  • Fully integrates women poets, feminist approaches and post-colonial poets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405113618
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/24/2003
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
646
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Notes on Contributors xi

Introduction 1
Neil Roberts

PART I Topics and Debates

1 Modernism and the Transatlantic Connection 7
Hugh Witemeyer

2 Modernist Poetry and its Precursors 21
Peter Brooker and Simon Perril

3 The Non-modernist Modern 37
David Goldie

4 Poetry and Politics 51
Reed Way Dasenbrock

5 Poetry and War 64
Matthew Campbell

6 Poetry and Science 76
Tim Armstrong

7 Poetry and Literary Theory 89
Joanne Feit Diehl

8 Poetry and Gender 101
Edward Larrissy

9 Interrupted Monologue: Alternative Poets of the Mid-century 113
Philip Hobsbaum

PART II Poetic Movements

10 Imagism 127
Jacob Korg

11 The New Negro Renaissance 138
William W. Cook

12 Poetry and the New Criticism 153
Stephen Burt and Jennifer Lewin

13 Black Mountain and Projective Verse 168
John Osborne

14 The Beats 183
John Osborne

15 Confessionalism 197
Lucy Collins

16 The Movement 209
Stephen Regan

17 Language Poetry 220
Simon Perril

PART III International and Postcolonial Poetry in English

18 West Indian Poetry 235
Victor Chang

19 African Poetry 249
Kwadwo Osei-Nyame

20 Poetry of the Indian Subcontinent 264
Vinay Dharwadker

21 Australian Poetry 281
Livio Dobrez

22 New Zealand Poetry 293
Terry Sturm

23 Canadian Poetry 304
Cynthia Messenger

24 Scottish Poetry 318
Jeffrey Skoblow

25 Welsh Poetry 329
Douglas Houston

26 Irish Poetry to 1966 343
Alex Davis

PART IV Readings

27 Thomas Hardy: Poems of 1912–13 359
Tim Armstrong

28 Robert Frost: North of Boston 369
Alex Calder

29 T. S. Eliot: The Waste Land 381
John Haffenden

30 D. H. Lawrence: Birds, Beasts and Flowers 392
David Ellis

31 William Carlos Williams: Spring and All 403
Lisa M. Steinman

32 Wallace Stevens: Harmonium 414
Philip Hobsbaum

33 Marianne Moore: Observations 427
Elizabeth Wilson

34 W. B. Yeats: The Tower 437
Terence Brown

35 W. H. Auden: Poems 448
Peter McDonald

36 Elizabeth Bishop: North & South 457
Jonathan Ellis

37 Ezra Pound: The Pisan Cantos 469
A. David Moody

38 Robert Lowell: Life Studies 481
Stephen Matterson

39 Louis MacNeice: The Burning Perch 491
Peter McDonald

40 Sylvia Plath: Ariel 500
Sue Vice

41 Ted Hughes: Crow 513
Rand Brandes

42 Seamus Heaney: North 524
Bernard O’Donoghue

43 John Ashbery: Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror 536
David Herd

44 Derek Walcott: Omeros 547
Bruce Woodcock

PART V The Contemporary Scene

45 Contemporary American Poetry 559
Roger Gilbert

46 Contemporary British Poetry 571
Sean O’Brien

47 Contemporary Irish Poetry 585
Lucy Collins

48 Contemporary Postcolonial Poetry 596
Jahan Ramazani

Index 610

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