A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry (Concise Companions to Literature and Culture)

A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry (Concise Companions to Literature and Culture)

By: Nigel Alderman (editor), C. D. Blanton (editor)Paperback

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This volume introduces students to the most important figures, movements and trends in post-war British and Irish poetry. * An historical overview and critical introduction to the poetry published in Britain and Ireland over the last half-century * Introduces students to figures including Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, and Andrew Motion * Takes an integrative approach, emphasizing the complex negotiations between the British and Irish poetic traditions, and pulling together competing tendencies and positions * Written by critics from Britain, Ireland, and the United States * Includes suggestions for further reading and a chronology, detailing the most important writers, volumes and events

About Author

Nigel Alderman is Associate Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College C. D. Blanton is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley


Notes on Contributors ix Acknowledgments xii Chronology xv Introduction 1 Nigel Alderman and C. D. Blanton 1 Poetic Modernism and the Century s Wars 11 Vincent Sherry 2 The Movement and the Mainstream 32 Stephen Burt 3 Myth, History, and The New Poetry 51 Nigel Alderman 4 Region and Nation in Britain and Ireland 72 Michael Thurston 5 Form and Identity in Northern Irish Poetry 92 John P. Waters 6 Poetry and Decolonization 111 Jahan Ramazani 7 Transatlantic Currents 134 C. D. Blanton 8 Neo-Modernism and Avant-Garde Orientations 155 Drew Milne 9 Contemporary British Women Poets and the Lyric Subject 176 Linda A. Kinnahan 10 Place, Space, and Landscape 200 Eric Falci 11 Poetry and Religion 221 Romana Huk 12 Institutions of Poetry in Postwar Britain 243 Peter Middleton References 264 Index 285

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  • ISBN13: 9781118646946
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781118646946
  • weight: 426
  • ISBN10: 1118646940

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