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Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

Veronica Forrest-Thomson

Poet on the Periphery

Authors: Farmer, Gareth

  • Features archival and new material written by Forrest-Thomson
  • Revitalizes the small body of criticism on Forrest-Thomson’s work in light of contemporary theory
  • Highlights the connections between Forrest-Thomson’s work and developments in modernist and affect studies
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About this book

This study offers a comprehensive examination of the work of the young poet and scholar, Veronica Forrest-Thomson (1947-1975) in the context of a literary-critical revolution of the late sixties and seventies and evaluates her work against contemporary debates in poetry and poetics. Gareth Farmer explores Forrest-Thomson’s relationship to the conflicting models of literary criticism in the twentieth century such as the close-reading models of F.R Leavis and William Empson, postructuralist models, and the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein.  Written by the leading scholar on Forrest-Thomson’s work, this study explores Forrest-Thomson’s published work as well as unpublished materials from the Veronica Forrest-Thomson Archive. Drawing on close readings of Forrest-Thomson’s writings, this study argues that her work enables us reevaluate literary-critical history and suggests new paradigms for the literary aesthetics and poetics of the future.

About the authors

Gareth Farmer is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Bedfordshire, UK and a poet. He has written essays on a range of modern and contemporary experimental writers and on literary and critical theory. He is the Senior Academic Consultant to the Veronica Forrest-Thomson Archive at Girton College Library, Cambridge.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Poet on the Periphery

    Farmer, Gareth

    Pages 1-23

  • The Reluctant Radical: Identi-Kit and Uncollected Early Poems

    Farmer, Gareth

    Pages 25-53

  • Cambridge, Verbal Hiccups and Iambics: Twelve Academic Questions and Language-Games

    Farmer, Gareth

    Pages 55-93

  • Poetic Artifice and the Defence of Form

    Farmer, Gareth

    Pages 95-128

  • Simplicity and Complexity in the Quest for Style

    Farmer, Gareth

    Pages 129-158

Buy this book

eBook £59.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62722-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £74.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62721-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Veronica Forrest-Thomson
Book Subtitle
Poet on the Periphery
Authors
Series Title
Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62722-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62722-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62721-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 219
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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