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The Twentieth Century in Poetry [Kindle Edition]

Peter Childs

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Until now, most teaching has focused on the novel as the most useful way of raising issues of gender, ethnicity, theory, nationality, politics and social class. In The Twentieth Century in Poetry Peter Childs places literature in a wider social context and demonstrates that all poetry is historically produced and consumed and is part of our understanding of society and identity. This student-friendly critical survey includes chapters on:
* the Georgians
* First World War poetry
* Eliot
* Yeats
* the thirties
* post-war poetry
* contemporary anthologies
* women's poetry
* Northern Irish and black British poets
It builds a narrative not of poetry in the twentieth century, but of the twentieth century in poetry.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 547 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0415171008
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge (28 Jan 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FA5WB2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, stimulating, and original 25 Sep 1999
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I learned more from this book about recent poetry than from any other. I found the insights sharp and the comments to the point; and there was also a lack of the usual 'knowing' tone of academic books. There are many illuminating analyses of poems from 'The Waste Land' to 'V' and this leads to a marvellously full overview of the range of British poetry from Rupert Brooke to Seamus Heaney. I found it enrmously helpful for my essays, but I would have read it anyway!
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