Chapter 3. Myth, History, and The New Poetry

  1. Nigel Alderman Assistant Professor1 and
  2. C. D. Blanton Assistant Professor2
  1. Nigel Alderman Assistant Professor

Published Online: 23 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310306.ch3

A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry

A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry

How to Cite

Alderman, N. (2009) Myth, History, and The New Poetry, in A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry (eds N. Alderman and C. D. Blanton), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310306.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Mount Holyoke College, USA

  2. 2

    University of California, Berkeley, USA

Author Information

  1. Mount Holyoke College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405129244

Online ISBN: 9781444310306

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Keywords:

  • metonymic blankness -translation from the supernatural underworld to a mechanical world;
  • modernist poetics in relation to myth – essay “Tradition and the Individual Talent”;
  • Modern construction of myth reveals anthropological work;
  • Movement to larger audience- ushering in a series of “programmatic and polemical anthologies”;
  • Protestantism - we can follow underground heretical life, leagued with everything occult

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Modernist Myth-Making

  • Empirical Historicopoetics

  • Existential Historicopoetics

  • Typological Historicopoetics

  • Textual Historicopoetics

  • Further Reading