Reading Postwar British and Irish Poetry

Reading Postwar British and Irish Poetry

Author(s): Michael Thurston, Nigel Alderman

Published Online: 15 NOV 2013 09:41PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470657317

Online ISBN: 9781118619865

DOI: 10.1002/9781118619865

About this Book

Combining detailed explorations of both mainstream and experimental poets with a clear historical and literary overview, Reading Postwar British and Irish Poetry offers readers at all levels an ideal guide to the rich body of poetic works published in Britain and Ireland over the last half-century.           

  • Features detailed discussions of individual poems that are widely available in anthologies and selected poems volumes
  • Pays explicit attention to how to read the poems, focusing on language and form and the institutional conditions of literary possibility in which poets worked
  • Includes poets of all types and styles from throughout the post-war period, including canonical and mainstream poets alongside experimental poets, women, and poets of color



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