Blackwell Guides to Criticism: Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry: Hardy to Mahon

Editor/Author O'Neill, Michael and Callaghan, Madeleine
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-0-631-21509-7
Category: Language & Literature - British literature
Image Count: 2
Book Status: Pending
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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.

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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; 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; 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; 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: Featureless 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; 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; Tony Harrison
  • Hugh MacDiarmid, Thomas Kinsella, and Basil Bunting
  • Extracts from The Modern Poetic Sequence - M. L. Rosenthal; Sally M. Gall
  • Stevie Smith
  • Extract from A History of Twentieth-Century British Women’s Poetry - Jane Dowson; Alice Entwistle
  • Tony Harrison
  • Extract from The Poetry of Tony Harrison - Luke Spencer
  • 8 Northern Irish Poetry: The Poles of Our Condition - Seamus Heaney; 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