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British Poetry from the 1950s to the 1990s

Politics and Art

Editors: Day, Gary, Docherty, Brian (Eds.)

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This collection looks at the developments in British poetry from the Movement until the present. The introduction not only provides a context for these changes but also argues that poetry criticism has been debilitated by the quest for political respectability, a trend which can only be reversed by reconsidering the idea of tradition. The essays themselves focus on general themes or individual authors. Written in a clear and informed manner, they provoke the reader into a fresh awareness of the nature of poetry and its relation to society.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Poetry, Politics and Tradition

    Day, Gary

    Pages 1-22

  • Basil Bunting: Briggflatts

    Brown, Dennis

    Pages 23-32

  • ‘Never Such Innocence Again’: The Poetry of Philip Larkin

    Day, Gary

    Pages 33-47

  • Poetic Subjects: Tony Harrison and Peter Reading

    Roberts, Neil

    Pages 48-62

  • Salvaged from the Ruins: Ken Smith’s Constellations

    Smith, Stan

    Pages 63-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Poetry from the 1950s to the 1990s
Book Subtitle
Politics and Art
Editors
  • Gary Day
  • Brian Docherty
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-25566-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-25566-5
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-53281-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 284
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