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British Poetry from the 1950s to the 1990s

Politics and Art


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British Poetry from the 1950s to the 1990s
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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.
Release date NZ
April 22nd, 1997
Edited by Brian Docherty Edited by Gary E. Day
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
XI, 284 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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