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- An historical overview and critical introduction to the poetry published in Britain and Ireland over the last half-century
- Introduces students to figures including Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, and Andrew Motion
- Takes an integrative approach, emphasizing the complex negotiations between the British and Irish poetic traditions, and pulling together competing tendencies and positions
- Written by critics from Britain, Ireland, and the United States
- Includes suggestions for further reading and a chronology, detailing the most important writers, volumes and events
Nigel Alderman is Associate Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College
C. D. Blanton is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors ix
Nigel Alderman and C. D. Blanton
1 Poetic Modernism and the Century’s Wars 11
2 The Movement and the Mainstream 32
3 Myth, History, and The New Poetry 51
4 Region and Nation in Britain and Ireland 72
5 Form and Identity in Northern Irish Poetry 92
John P. Waters
6 Poetry and Decolonization 111
7 Transatlantic Currents 134
C. D. Blanton
8 Neo-Modernism and Avant-Garde Orientations 155
9 Contemporary British Women Poets and the Lyric Subject 176
Linda A. Kinnahan
10 Place, Space, and Landscape 200
11 Poetry and Religion 221
12 Institutions of Poetry in Postwar Britain 243