Read e-book online A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry (Blackwell 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 prior background, and this Companion strives to make feel of this crowded poetical period. the unique contributions by way of prime foreign students and working towards poets have been written because the members adjusted to the concept that the chances of twentieth-century poetry have been exhausted and finite. notwithstanding, the quantity additionally appears to be like ahead to the poetry and readings that the hot century will deliver.

The Companion embraces the intense improvement of poetry over the century in twenty English-speaking international locations; 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 as a result balanced, together with the complete integration of girls poets and feminist ways and the in-depth therapy of post-colonial poets from a variety of nationwide traditions. dialogue of context, intertextualities and formal ways illustrates the expanding self-consciousness and self-reflexivity of the interval, when a 'Readings' part deals new readings of key chosen texts. the quantity as an entire deals serious and contextual insurance of the whole diversity of English-language poetry within the final century.

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