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.
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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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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.
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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 Anglo-Saxon world continues to be a source of fascination in modern culture. Its manifestations in a variety of media are here examined.
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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 Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry 1945 2010

The Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry  1945   2010

The major studies of Bunting's work are Victoria Forde, The Poetry of Basil Bunting (Newcastle upon Tyne: Bloodaxe Books, 1991); and Peter Makin, Bunting: The Shaping of His Verse (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992).

Author: Eric Falci

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316425176

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry, 1945–2010 provides a broad overview of an important body of poetry from England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland from the postwar period through to the twenty-first century. It offers a comprehensive view of the historical context surrounding the poetry and provides in-depth readings of many of the period's central poets. British poetry after 1945 has been given much less attention than both earlier British and American poetry, as well as postwar American poetry. There are very few single-author studies that present the entirety of the period's poetry. This book is unique for the comprehensive richness with which it presents the historical and literary-historical scene, as well as for its close-up focus on a wide range of major poets and poems.
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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.
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Twentieth Century Poetry

Twentieth Century Poetry

CHAPTER 3 Basil Bunting's Emigrant Ballads I Basil Bunting wearied of'Gin the Goodwife Stint' and 'The Complaint of the Morpethshire ... 2 Peter Makin, Bunting: The Shaping of his Verse (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992), 61.

Author: Peter Robinson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191534201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Peter Robinson's third book of literary criticism presents a sequence of chapters exploring ways that selves and situations interact and become imaginatively identified with each other in poems. Readings of works by Ezra Pound, Basil Bunting, Louis MacNeice, W. S. Graham, Elizabeth Bishop, Allen Curnow, Charles Tomlinson, Mairi MacInnes, Tom Raworth, and Roy Fisher share an interest in how poems can be both attached to, and detached from, the culture, society, and conditions in which they were written. These studies draw out and underline both the ubiquity and elusiveness of the self in the situation of the text. The poems studied here are also discussed as focal points for relations between readerly and writerly selves and their situations in and over time.
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Nations of Nothing But Poetry

Nations of Nothing But Poetry

centenary of Bunting's birth as Complete Poems, ed. Richard Caddel (Newcastle-on-Tyne: Bloodaxe Books, 2000). 13. Peter Makin, Bunting: The Shaping of His Verse (Oxford: Oxford U.P., 1995), 313. 14. Quoted in Alldritt, Life and Wild ...

Author: Matthew Hart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190452902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Modernism is typically associated with novelty and urbanity. So what happens when poets identify small communities and local languages with the spirit of transnational modernity? Are vernacular poetries inherently provincial or implicitly xenophobic? How did modernist poets use vernacular language to re-imagine the relations between people, their languages, and the communities in which they live? Nations of Nothing But Poetry answers these questions through case studies of British, Caribbean, and American poetries from the 1920s through the 1990s. With a combination of fresh insights and attentive close readings, Matthew Hart presents a new theory of a "synthetic vernacular"-writing that explores the aesthetic and ideological tensions within modernism's dual commitments to the local and the global. The result is an invigorating contribution to the field of transnational modernist studies. Chapters focus on a mixture of canonical and non-canonical writers, combining new literary histories--such as the story of how Melvin B. Tolson, while a resident of Oklahoma, was appointed Poet Laureate of Liberia--with analyses of poems by Gertrude Stein, W. H. Auden, Ezra Pound, and T. S. Eliot. More broadly, the book reveals how the language of modernist poetry was shaped by the incompletely globalized nature of a world in which the nation-state continued to be a primary mediator of cultural and political identity, even as its authority was challenged as never before. Through deft juxtaposition, Hart develops a new interpretation of modernist poetry in English-one that disrupts the critical opposition between nationalism and the transnational, paving the way for a political history of modernist cosmopolitanism.
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