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

By Neil Roberts

within the 20th century extra humans spoke English and extra humans wrote poetry than within the complete of earlier background, and this Companion strives to make feel of this crowded poetical period. the unique contributions through prime overseas students and training poets have been written because the members adjusted to the concept the chances of twentieth-century poetry have been exhausted and finite. although, the quantity additionally appears to be like ahead to the poetry and readings that the recent century will deliver.

The Companion embraces the extreme improvement of poetry over the century in twenty English-speaking nations; a century which begun with a bipolar transatlantic connection in modernism and ended with the decentred heterogeneity of post-colonialism. illustration of the 'canonical' and the 'marginal' is for this reason balanced, together with the complete integration of girls poets and feminist methods and the in-depth remedy of post-colonial poets from quite a few nationwide traditions. dialogue of context, intertextualities and formal techniques illustrates the expanding self-consciousness and self-reflexivity of the interval, while a 'Readings' part deals new readings of key chosen texts. the quantity as a complete bargains severe and contextual assurance of the complete variety of English-language poetry within the final century.

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