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Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry: Hardy to Mahon / Edition 1
     

Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry: Hardy to Mahon / Edition 1

by Michael O'Neill
 

ISBN-10: 0631215093

ISBN-13: 9780631215097

Pub. Date: 02/15/2011

Publisher: Wiley

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631215097
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Series:
Blackwell Guides to Criticism Series , #20
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1 Modern Poetry: Transition and Trauma (Thomas Hardy, Edward Thomas and Wilfred Owen).

Thomas Hardy

Extract from British Poetry in the Age of Modernism (Peter Howarth).

Edward Thomas

Extract from The Poetry of Edward Thomas (Andrew Motion).

Wilfred Owen

Extract from Poetry of Mourning (Jahan Ramazani).

2 Forms of Modernism: Things Fall Apart (W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot and D. H. Lawrence).

W. B. Yeats

Extract from Our Secret Discipline (Helen Vendler).

T. S. Eliot

Extract from He Do the Police in Different Voices (Calvin Bedient).

D. H. Lawrence

Extract from 'Hibiscus and Salvia Flowers' (Tom Paulin).

3 Poetry of the Thirties: Between Two Fires (W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice and Stephen Spender).

W. H. Auden

Extract from 'The 1930s Poetry of W. H. Auden' (Michael O'Neill).

Louis MacNeice

Extract from Louis MacNeice (Peter McDonald).

Stephen Spender

Extracts from The Ironic Harvest (Geoffrey Thurley).

4 Poetry of the Forties: Realism and Rhetoric (Keith Douglas and Dylan Thomas).

Keith Douglas

Extract from 'I in Another Place' (Geoffrey Hill).

Dylan Thomas

Extract from The Romantic Survival (John Bayley).

5 Post-War Poetry: Feature less Morning, Featureless Night (Philip Larkin and the Movement).

Philip Larkin

Extract from Out of Reach (Andrew Swarbrick).

The Movement

Extract from The Movement (Blake Morrison).

6 Beyond the Movement: No Bloodless Myth (Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Geoffrey Hill).

Ted Hughes

Extract from 'Ted Hughes: The Double Voice' (Margaret Dickie).

Sylvia Plath

Extract from Sylvia Plath and the Theatre of Mourning (Christina Britzolakis).

Geoffrey Hill

Extract from 'History to the Defeated' (Alan Robinson).

7 Situated Sequences and Marginal Voices (Basil Bunting, Hugh MacDiarmid, Thomas Kinsella, Stevie Smith and Tony Harrison).

Hugh MacDiarmid, Thomas Kinsella, and Basil Bunting

Extracts from The Modern Poetic Sequence (M. L. Rosenthal and Sally M. Gall).

Stevie Smith

Extract from A History of Twentieth-Century British Women's Poetry (Jane Dowson and Alice Entwistle).

Tony Harrison

Extract from The Poetry of Tony Harrison (Luke Spencer).

8 Northern Irish Poetry: The Poles of Our Condition (Seamus Heaney and Derek Mahon).

Seamus Heaney

Extracts from The Poetry of Seamus Heaney (Neil Corcoran).

Derek Mahon

Extract from Poetry in the Wars (Edna Longley).

Afterword.

Recommended Reading.

Index.

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