By Neil Roberts
The Companion embraces the extreme improvement of poetry over the century in twenty English-speaking nations; a century which started with a bipolar transatlantic connection in modernism and ended with the decentred heterogeneity of post-colonialism. illustration of the 'canonical' and the 'marginal' is consequently balanced, together with the complete integration of girls poets and feminist ways and the in-depth therapy of post-colonial poets from numerous nationwide traditions. dialogue of context, intertextualities and formal methods illustrates the expanding self-consciousness and self-reflexivity of the interval, when a 'Readings' part deals new readings of key chosen texts. the amount as an entire bargains severe and contextual insurance of the whole variety of English-language poetry within the final century.
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A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture) by Neil Roberts