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An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English by R. P. Draper
  

An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English

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An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English by R. P. Draper

This critical survey of modern poetry from Thomas Hardy to Seamus Heaney considers both the self-consciously revolutionary innovations of Modernism and more traditional developments, taking fully into account the extent to which 'English' can no longer be equated solely with England. Scots, Welsh and Irish poetry, and poetry from Commonwealth countries such as Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean, are recognised as equally important aspects of the diversity that characterises modern poetry in English; and, in particular, the contributions of North American poets such as Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens and Robert Lowell receive the major emphasis that their achievement and extensive influence warrants and attention is given to important new perspectives in the work of women poets such as Adrienne Rich, Sylvia Plath and Elizabeth Bishop.

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'This is an excellent introductory text offering a stimulating survey of some of the key poets and major movements of the 20c.' - Thomas Almond, University of Wolverhampton'


About the Author

R.P. DRAPER is Emeritus Professor at the University of Aberdeen.

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Book Info

Publication date

19th April 1999

Author

R. P. Draper

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Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Literary studies: poetry & poets
Literary studies: from c 1900 -
Literary theory

ISBN

9780333606704

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