A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry (Blackwell by Neil Roberts PDF

By Neil Roberts

ISBN-10: 0631215298

ISBN-13: 9780631215295

ISBN-10: 1405113618

ISBN-13: 9781405113618

within the 20th century extra humans spoke English and extra humans wrote poetry than within the entire of earlier heritage, and this Companion strives to make experience of this crowded poetical period. the unique contributions via major overseas students and practicing poets have been written because the individuals adjusted to the concept that the probabilities of twentieth-century poetry have been exhausted and finite. notwithstanding, the amount additionally appears to be like ahead to the poetry and readings that the hot century will deliver.

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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