Reading Postwar British and Irish Poetry

59c8be5a50db0.jpg Author Michael Thurston
Isbn 9780470657317
File size 1.98MB
Year 2014
Pages 352
Language English
File format PDF
Category Poetry

Book Description:

Combining detailed explorations of both mainstream and experimental poets with a clear historical and literary overview, Reading Postwar British and Irish Poetry offers readers at all levels an ideal guide to the rich body of poetic works published in Britain and Ireland over the last half-century.

  • Features detailed discussions of individual poems that are widely available in anthologies and selected poems volumes
  • Pays explicit attention to how to read the poems, focusing on language and form and the institutional conditions of literary possibility in which poets worked
  • Includes poets of all types and styles from throughout the post-war period, including canonical and mainstream poets alongside experimental poets, women, and poets of color



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