By Neil Roberts
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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