A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 648 pages
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Brings together 48 fresh and original contributions from practicing poets and leading scholars, who together offer critical and contextual coverage of the full range of English-language poetry in the last century.
Brings together original contributions by leading international scholars and practising poets.
Offers critical and contextual coverage of the full range of English-language poetry in the twentieth-century.
Incorporates new readings of key selected texts.
Embraces the extraordinary development of poetry over the century in twenty English-speaking countries.
Fully integrates women poets, feminist approaches and post-colonial poets.

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A companion to twentieth-century poetry

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Despite POETRY's current reputation as an elitist, almost marginal form of literature, it continues to be widely practiced and studied. A number of guides to English-language verse have been ... Read full review


PART I Topics and Debates
PART II Poetic Movements
PART III International and Postcolonial Poetry in English
PART IV Readings
PART V The Contemporary Scene

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Neil Roberts is Professor of English Literature at Sheffield University. He has been a visiting professor at the University of New Mexico and also Chuo University in Japan. His publications on a wide range of contemporary poets, as well as on George Meredith and D.H Lawrence and Bakhtin, include Narrative and Voice in Postwar Poetry (1999).

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