A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry

Original Publish Date: Dec 10, 2013
Product Number: EB00211242
Released: Feb 17, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118836019
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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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