Bunting

Bunting

Basil Bunting (1900-1985) is now recognized as one of the most important twentieth-century British poets. This study is the first book-length analysis of his life and poetic achievement.

Author: Peter Makin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UOM:39015022239712

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 370

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Basil Bunting (1900-1985) is now recognized as one of the most important twentieth-century British poets. This study is the first book-length analysis of his life and poetic achievement. Makin focuses particularly on the saints and warriors that occupy a central position in Bunting's masterpiece, Briggflatts, and on the forms of music and of Northumbrian painting and writing that help determine its structure. This study reveals Bunting as a major figure both in the development of modernism and of twentieth-century poetry as a whole. Oxford University Press is also publishing Bunting's Uncollected Poems.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Poems of Basil Bunting

The Poems of Basil Bunting

Fortunately, subsequent printers and printings of this poem did not suffer so. In the textual variants for this ... Peter Makin, Bunting: The Shaping of His Verse (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992), 244. Basil Bunting, Complete Poems, ...

Author: Basil Bunting

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571258390

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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Basil Bunting's work was published haphazardly throughout most of his life, and in many cases he did not oversee publication. This is the first critical edition of the complete poems, and offers an accurate text with variants from all printed sources. Don Share annotates Bunting's often complex and allusive verse, with much illuminating quotation from his prose writings, interviews and correspondence. He also examines Bunting's use of sources (including Persian literature and classical mythology), and explores the Northumbrian roots of Bunting's poetic vocabulary and use of dialect.
Categories: Poetry

Basil Bunting

Basil Bunting

The title itself implies the centrality of Bunting's poem in the period under investigation. Day, Gary, and Docherty, Brian (eds.) ... Makin, Peter, Bunting: The Shaping of His Verse (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992).

Author: Julian Stannard

Publisher: Northcote House Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780746310489

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

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The act of poetry is never free from risk; this study shows how Bunting remained faithful to his calling, notwithstanding the twists and turns of his extraordinary life, and he left in his wake an extraordinary body of poetry.
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Letters of Basil Bunting

Letters of Basil Bunting

Following Bunting's rise to attention in the wake of Briggflatts , and especially as the growth of academic ... and Peter Makin's Bunting : The Shaping of His Verse ( 1992 ) benefitted from Bunting's input in their preparation , which ...

Author: Alex Niven

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198754817

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Page: 496

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An edition of the letters of the poet Basil Bunting (1900-1985) to recipients including Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Harriet Monroe, William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukofsky, Ted Hughes, George Oppen, Allen Ginsberg, Donald Davie and Tom Pickard.
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Basil Bunting on Poetry

Basil Bunting on Poetry

"Basil Bunting on Poetry collects two series of lectures that Bunting delivered in 1968 and 1974.

Author: Basil Bunting

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047851863

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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"Basil Bunting on Poetry collects two series of lectures that Bunting delivered in 1968 and 1974. Tracing the development of an English poetry governed by families of stress-groups from Beowulf down to Wyatt, Wordsworth, Whitman, Pound, and Zukofsky, the lectures focus on writing and hearing poetry rather than on literary-historical concerns."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Star You Steer By

The Star You Steer By

Bunting's fascination with Firdausi was long lasting - it is memorialized in Canto 77 : “ If Basil sing of Shah Nameh ... twenty years to bring to completion - see Peter Makin , Bunting : The Shaping of his Verse , Oxford , 1992 , 122 .

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004488311

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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This book explores Basil Bunting’s continued reputation and influence in modern British poetry, and also the impact of a peculiarly ‘Northern’ inflection of Modernism (which Bunting largely defined) within the varieties of poetry being written in Britain today. The editors asked a variety of English, Scottish, Welsh and American poets and academics to reflect upon the themes, implications, impact or example of Bunting’s work in the centenary year of his birth, looking back on the beginnings of Modernism at the start of the twentieth century into which he was born, or forward into the twenty-first century in which he continues to be read and learned from: a true poetic star to steer by. The resulting collection of fourteen new essays reveals the continued ability of Bunting’s poetry both to delight and to challenge. Topics covered include the nature of influence; Celtic and Northumbrian contexts for the modern English long poem; prosodic patterns in early Bunting; Bunting as a reader of his own work; narrative sources in his poetry; the problem of patronage; his ‘rueful masculinity’; women poets and Bunting; radical landscape poetry; his translations from the Persian Hafiz and the Roman Horace; economic and social tensions in his work; the poet as ‘makar’; and a previously unpublished selection of his letters from the 1960s to the 1980s, commenting upon his own and others’ poetry and on the political condition of Britain in those years. The collection will be of interest to teachers and readers of twentieth century English and American poetry, and to those exploring the processes of literary translation. Contributors include David Annwn, Richard Caddel, Roy Fisher, Victoria Forde, Harry Gilonis, Ian Gregson, Philip Hobsbaum, Parvin Loloi, James McGonigal, Richard Price, Glynn Pursglove, Harriet Tarlo, Gael Turnbull, and Jonathan Williams.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Anglo Saxon Culture and the Modern Imagination

Anglo Saxon Culture and the Modern Imagination

Northern heroes, early saints, ancient wildmen, progenitors and poets all find their way into this poem: Scandinavian sagaman Eric Bloodaxe and Northumbrian Ida (one of the ... 32 Makin, Bunting: The Shaping of His Verse, especially pp.

Author: David Clark

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781843842514

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

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The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English

In the Collected Poems all his long poems are grouped under the general title 'Sonatas'; and, although he talks rather ... Basil Bunting: Man and Poet (1981), Peter Makin, Bunting: The Shaping of his Verse (Oxford University Press, ...

Author: Jeremy Noel-Tod

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199640256

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 705

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Provides over 1,700 biographies of influential poets writing in English from 1910 to the present day, exploring the influences, inspirations, and movements that have shaped their works and lives.
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The Life of Metrical and Free Verse in Twentieth Century Poetry

The Life of Metrical and Free Verse in Twentieth Century Poetry

Basil Bunting Special Issue, Agenda, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Spring 1978). R.S. Woof, 'Basil Bunting's Poetry', Stand, Vol. 8, No. 2 (1966), pp. 28–34. Peter Makin, Basil Bunting: The Shaping of His Verse (Oxford, Oxford University Press, ...

Author: Jon Silkin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349253517

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 423

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In a wide-ranging and compelling account of the life of metrical and free verse in the twentieth century, poet and critic Jon Silkin deepens our understanding of the way poetry works on us. He begins from the premiss that two modes of verse, free and metrical, engage the creative energies of poetry now, creating a rich, fertile environment capable of yielding work valuable to poetry itself and to the society which has given it life. With a practitioner's empathy Silkin reads the poetry of Whitman, Hopkins, Eliot, Pound, Lawrence, Dylan Thomas, Bunting and eight British poets from the post-second World War period to illustrate how free and metrical verse create, separately or together, a poetic harmony. Additionally, he includes crucial statements on modern poetry from poets themselves, concluding with a fine memoir of Basil Bunting by Connie Pickard, published in book-form for the first time.
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British Literature in Transition 1960 1980 Flower Power

British Literature in Transition  1960 1980  Flower Power

a chisel to write', the makar ruminates, rising to action in the poem's opening movement; and then again in these hewn stanzas, which form an inset lyric: Win ... 34 Bunting: The Shaping of his Verse (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992), p.

Author: Kate McLoughlin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107129573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 390

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This volume traces transitions in British literature from 1960 to 1980, illuminating a diverse range of authors, texts, genres and movements. It considers innovations in form, emergent identities, changes in attitudes, preoccupations and in the mind itself, local and regional developments, and shifts within the oeuvres of individual authors.
Categories: Literary Criticism