A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry

A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry

Editor(s): Nigel Alderman, C. D. Blanton

Published Online: 23 APR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405129244

Online ISBN: 9781444310306

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310306

About this Book

This volume introduces students to the most important figures, movements and trends in post-war British and Irish poetry.

  • 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

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