The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry

Author: Tim Kendall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199282661

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 754

View: 5086


The Handbook ranges widely and in depth across 20th-century war poetry, incorporating detailed discussions of some of the key poets of the period. It is an essential resource for scholars of particular poets and for those interested in wider debates. Contributors include some of the most important international poetry critics of our time.

Anthology of Twentieth-century British and Irish Poetry

Author: Keith Tuma

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195128949

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 941

View: 2472


Collects over 450 works by such poets as Thomas Hardy, Catherine Walsh, W.H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, T. S. Eliot, and D.H Lawrence; and covers modernist traditions, black British poets, and avant-garde poetry.

Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry

Hardy to Mahon

Author: Michael O'Neill,Madeleine Callaghan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0631215093

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

View: 8270


"Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry" offers an accessible and imaginative guide to the criticism of British and Irish poetry in the the twentieth century. The editors also supply their own stimulating readings of the poetry. Through an insightful narrative - which points up the major features of the poets and the chosen excerpt Michael O'Neill and Madeleine Callaghan knit together contributions by major critics, as well as essays by a number of distinguished poet-critics, including Geoffrey Hill, Andrew Motion, and Tom Paulin. Featured poets include Hardy, Yeats, Eliot, Owen, Lawrence, Auden, Dylan Thomas, Larkin, MacDiarmid, Stevie Smith, Plath, Heaney, Mahon and many others. An invualuable guide to the ways in which a remarkable and evolving body of poetry has been and might be interpreted, this is a unique and wide-ranging collection of important critical reflection on significant voices in the twentieth-century British and Irish poetic tradition from Thomas Hardy to Derek Mahon. A brief Afterword outlines trends in British and Itish poetry since 1980.

Pastoral Elegy in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

Author: Iain Twiddy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 144112697X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 7059


Defying critical suggestions that the pastoral elegy is obsolete, Iain Twiddy reveals the popularity of the form in the work of major contemporary poets Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes and Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, Douglas Dunn and Peter Reading. As Twiddy outlines the development of the form, he identifies its characteristics and functions. But more importantly his study accounts for the enduring appeal of the pastoral elegy, why poets look to its conventions during times of personal distress and social disharmony, and how it allows them to recover from grief, loss and destruction. Informed by current debates and contemporary theories of mourning, Twiddy discusses themes of war and peace, social pastoral and environmental change, draws on the enduring influence of both Classical and Romantic poetics and explores poets' changing relationships with pastoral elegy throughout their careers. The result is a study that demonstrates why the pastoral elegy is still a flourishing and dynamic form in contemporary British and Irish poetry.

British and Irish Poets

A Biographical Dictionary, 449-2006

Author: N.A

Publisher: McFarland Publishing


Category: Poetry

Page: 497

View: 5498


From John Abbot to Benjamin Zephaniah, this reference book contains information on 1,270 poets from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Writing over a 1500 year period, the featured poets are representative of periods from the Old English era to the Post-Modern age.

Contemporary British Poetry

Essays in Theory and Criticism

Author: James Acheson,Romana Huk

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791427675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 418

View: 5250


This collection of original essays focuses on new and continuing movements in British Poetry. It offers a wide ranging look at feminist, working class, and other poets of diverse cultural backgrounds.

In Black and Gold

Contiguous Traditions in Post-war British and Irish Poetry

Author: C. C. Barfoot

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051836608

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

View: 624


In Black and Gold indicates that opposed styles of poetry reveal subterranean correspondences that occasionally meet and run together. Austerity or tomfoolery are two of the many valid responses to the human condition that create the contiguous traditions that cannot help touching and reacting to each other. The poetry discussed in this book deals with the relation of individuals to strange or to familiar landscapes, and what this means to their own sense of displacement or rootedness; with the use of history as an escape from or as a challenge to an apparently failing present; and with the role of nationalism either as a refuge for angry frustration, or as a weapon against the affronting world, or as an ambivalent loyalty that needs to be scoured, or as all three. Here we find poetry as a means of discovering true or false allegiances and valid or invalid public and private identities; poetry as a medium for exploring the uses of the demotic in confronting the breakdowns and injustices of modern democracy; poetry as play in the midst of private and public woe; poetry as a spiritual quest, as a spiritual scourging, as a wrestling with spiritual absences; and poetry as an intermittent and sporadic commemoration of the triumphs and delights of epiphanic encounters with the physical world.