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Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill
     

Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill

by Peter McDonald
 

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Peter McDonald offers a controversial reading of twentieth-century British and Irish poetry centered on six figures, all of whom are critics as well as poets: W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Seamus Heaney, and Geoffrey Hill. Serious Poetry provocatively returns these writers to the elements of difficulty and cultural disagreement where

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Peter McDonald offers a controversial reading of twentieth-century British and Irish poetry centered on six figures, all of whom are critics as well as poets: W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Seamus Heaney, and Geoffrey Hill. Serious Poetry provocatively returns these writers to the elements of difficulty and cultural disagreement where they belong.

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"In Peter McDonald's important, intelligent and provocative book, a principled attention to form yields genuine insights which elude most critics.... McDonald's reading of Hill is, like all his readings, perspicacious and revealing."—Times Literary Supplement

"An immensely valuable and rigorous book."—The Guardian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199235803
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/29/2008
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Peter McDonald is Christopher Tower Student and Tutor in Poetry in English, Christ Church, Oxford.

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