Poetry Against the World: Philip Larkin and Charles Tomlinson in Contemporary Britain, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Poetry Against the World

Philip Larkin and Charles Tomlinson in Contemporary Britain, 1st Edition

By Magdalena Kay

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188 pages

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Poetry Against the World: Philip Larkin and Charles Tomlinson in Contemporary Britain brings together two major poets, who espouse opposite aesthetic ambitions, yet are both taken as paragons of Englishness, in order to ask how they pitch their poetry against an inhospitable world. This book explores how these two representative poets seek to redress an "age of demolition" through their poetry, and how their audiences react to the types of redress they propose.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations used in text

Introduction: "The mind is a hunter of forms"

1 An Age of Demolition

2 The Trembling Mirror

3 All the Kingdoms of Possibilities

4 When Readings Grow Erratic

5 Celestial Recurrences, Lost Displays

Conclusion

Works Cited

Index

About the Author

Magdalena Kay is an Associate Professor of English at University of Victoria, Canada.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LIT014000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
LIT024000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / General