English Poetry Since 1940 [NOOK Book]

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Neil Corcoran's book is a major survey and interpretation of modern British poetry since 1940, offering a wealth of insights into poets and their work and placing them in a broader context of poetic dialogue and cultural exchange. The book is organised into five main parts, beginning with a consideration of the late Modernism of T. S. Eliot and W. H. Auden and ranging, decade by decade, from the poetry of the Second World War and the 'New Romanticism' of Dylan Thomas to the Movement, the poetry of Northern ...
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English Poetry Since 1940

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Overview

Neil Corcoran's book is a major survey and interpretation of modern British poetry since 1940, offering a wealth of insights into poets and their work and placing them in a broader context of poetic dialogue and cultural exchange. The book is organised into five main parts, beginning with a consideration of the late Modernism of T. S. Eliot and W. H. Auden and ranging, decade by decade, from the poetry of the Second World War and the 'New Romanticism' of Dylan Thomas to the Movement, the poetry of Northern Ireland, the variety of contemporary women's poetry and the diversity of the contemporary scene. The book will be especially useful for students as it includes detailed and lively readings of works by such poets as Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney and Philip Larkin.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317902355
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/15/2014
  • Series: Longman Literature In English Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Editors' Preface
Longman Literature in English Series
Author's Preface
Pt. 1 (Dis)Continuities and (Dis)Placements After Modernism 1
Introduction 2
1 Eliot or Auden 3
2 Varieties of Parable 15
Louis MacNeice, Edwin Muir
3 A Modernism in Place 26
David Jones, Basil Bunting
Pt. 2 From the Forties 37
4 A New Romanticism 39
Apocalypse
Dylan Thomas, W. S. Graham, George Barker
5 The Poetry of a Second War 58
Keith Douglas, Alun Lewis and Others
6 Two Solitudes 70
Stevie Smith, R. S. Thomas
Pt. 3 From the Fifties 79
Introduction 81
7 A Movement Pursued 87
Philip Larkin
8 Movements 96
Donald Davie, Charles Tomlinson, Thom Gunn
9 Negotiations 112
Ted Hughes, Geoffrey Hill
Pt. 4 From the Sixties 129
Introduction 131
10 Some English Attitudes 138
Peter Porter, Peter Redgrove, Hugo Williams, Ian Hamilton, David Harsent
11 Barbarians and Rhubarbarians 153
Douglas Dunn, Tony Harrison
12 Varieties of Neo-Modernism 164
Christopher Middleton, Roy Fisher, J. H. Prynne
13 The Poetry of Northern Ireland 180
Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon
Pt. 5 Since 1970 193
Introduction: Towards the Postmodern? 195
14 In Ireland or Someplace: A Second Generation From Northern Ireland 205
Paul Muldoon, Tom Paulin, Ciaran Carson
15 A Pen Mislaid: Some Varieties of Women's Poetry 221
Medbh McGuckian, Anne Stevenson, Carol Rumens, Denise Riley
16 Grammars of Civilization? 235
The 'Martian' Poetry of Craig Raine and Christopher Reid
17 Hiding in Fictions: Some New Narrative Poems 244
James Fenton, Andrew Motion, Peter Reading, Blake Morrison
Chronology 261
General Bibliographies 273
i: Critical works 273
ii: Bibliographies and reference books 277
iii: Literary, historical, political and cultural contexts 277
iv: Anthologies 279
Individual Authors 282
Notes on biography, major works and suggested further reading 282
Index 303
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