Contemporary British Poetry (Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism)
By: David Wheatley (author) Paperback
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This Reader's Guide provides a timely critical overview that allows readers to orient themselves authoritatively in the rapidly-evolving field of contemporary British poetry. Focusing on key themes and issues, and a wide range of poets, the Guide captures the intersection between the historical and cultural contexts of critical debate today.
About Author David Wheatley is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Aberdeen, UK.
Contents Introduction.- 1. Anthologies and Canon Formation.- 2. Approaches to Contemporary British Poetry.- 3. Postcolonialism.- 4. Gender, Sexuality and Class.- 5. Experiment and Language.- 6. New Environments.- Conclusion: Criticism Today.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.
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