A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry
March 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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- An historical overview and critical introduction to the poetry published in Britain and Ireland over the last half-century.
- Introduces students to the period’s most important movements, trends. and poetic 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.
- Organised around the most important historical and formal intersections of the last 50 years.
- Includes suggestions for further reading and a chronology, detailing the most important writers, volumes and events