2nd Edition

Poetry Today
A Critical Guide to British Poetry 1960-1995





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ISBN 9780582215115
Published June 10, 1996 by Routledge
196 Pages

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Book Description

This is the most authoritative and up to date survey of contemporary British poetry 1960-1995. It is the third version but second edition published by Longman of a successful survey that first appeared 30 years ago, and provides a succinct and accessible overview of British poets, movements and themes, ideal for English courses and the general reader alike.

Table of Contents

Preface  Acknowledgements  1. Poetry Today: The Place of the Anthology  2. Robert Graves and David Jones  3. John Betjeman and William Plomer  4. W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, C. Day Lewis, Stephen Spender  5. George Barker, David Gascoyne, W.S. Graham, Lawrence Durrell, Norman Nicholson  6. Stevie Smith, Geoffrey Grigson, Roy Fuller, R.S. Thomas, Gavin Ewart, Charles Causley  7. 'The Movement' and After  8. Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath  9. Geoffrey Hill  10. 'The Group' and After  11. Scotland and Wales  12. Ireland: North and South  13. 'Pop' and After  14. Tony Harrison, Douglas Dunn, James Fenton, Wendy Cope  15. Vernon Scannell, U.A. Fanthorpe, P. J. Kavenagh, Alaistair Elliot, Andrew Motion, Blake Morrison, Sean O'Brien, Peter Reading  16. John Fuller, Hugo Williams,Craig Raine, Christopher Reid, Kit Wright, John Whitworth, Peter Scupham, John Mole, George Szirtes  17. Some Women  18.'The New Generation'  19 'The Poetry Business'  Select Bibliography  Index

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