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Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry: Hardy to Mahon
     

Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry: Hardy to Mahon

by Michael O'Neill (Editor), Madeleine Callaghan (Editor)
 

Featuring contributions from some of the major critics of contemporary poetry, Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry offers an accessible, imaginative, and highly stimulating body of critical work on the evolution of British and Irish poetry in the twentieth-century

  • Covers all the poets most commonly studied at university level courses

Overview

Featuring contributions from some of the major critics of contemporary poetry, Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry offers an accessible, imaginative, and highly stimulating body of critical work on the evolution of British and Irish poetry in the twentieth-century

  • Covers all the poets most commonly studied at university level courses
  • Features criticisms of British and Irish poetry as seen from a wide variety of perspectives, movements, and historical contexts
  • Explores current debates about contemporary poetry, relating them to the volume's larger themes
  • Edited by a widely respected poetry critic and award-winning poet

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“The editors have admirably carried out their self-imposed tasks ... The somewhat complicated arrangement is amply justified if one considers the work as a classroom tool, aimed primarily at giving a student audience food for thought, Helen Goethals.”  (Cercles, 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631215103
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Series:
Blackwell Guides to Criticism Series , #19
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Michael O'Neill has assembled some truly memorable contributions to the criticism of twentieth-century poetry, all of them illuminating, some of them hard to come by in recent years, acquiring here the freshness of a renewed encounter after long absence. Some belong to the same period as the poems and shed light on a shared context."
Edward Larrissy, Queen's University Belfast

"This authoritative yet accessible book carries the reader deep into the rewards of modern poetry. O'Neill and Callaghan combine their own subtly informed accounts of the work of leading poets with judiciously chosen extracts from classic critical studies. Broad in scope, deep in insight, clear in historical exposition, and always attentive to the verbal make-up of particular poems and imaginative worlds, /Twentieth-Century British Poetry/ is at once an introduction and a revisitable archive, full of sustaining guidance."
John Kerrigan, University of Cambridge

"Both formally attuned and contextually alert, the author-editors have here selected passages from the best recent critics and interwoven them with their own informed and illuminating commentary, revealing both the innovation of modern poetry and its implication within a diverse range of literary traditions. Altogether, the book provides an invaluable companion to one of the great ages of poetry in English."
Seamus Perry, Balliol College, Oxford

Meet the Author

Michael O'Neill is Professor of English and Director of the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University, UK. He has published numerous books, chapters, and articles on many aspects of Romantic, Victorian, and contemporary poetry. He received the Cholmondeley Award for Poets for his own poetry in 1990.

Madeleine Callaghan received her PhD from the University of Durham, UK. Her research interests extend throughout the Romantic period’s poetry and prose and twentieth-century and Victorian poetry. She is currently preparing her thesis for publication and working on a new monograph on poetic influence in Wordsworth, Byron and Yeats.

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