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The Alvarez generation : Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter

Author: William Wootten
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The biography of a taste in poetry and its consequences. Exploration of the generation of poets anthologized in A. Alvarez's classic The New Poetry - Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Wootten
ISBN: 9781781381632 1781381631
OCLC Number: 913099046
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm
Contents: PrefacePart I1. Beginnings: Oxford and Cambridge Poetry in the early 1950s2. `A Violent Time': Anti-Movement Poetry in the mid to late 1950s3. In Opposite Directions: A. Alvarez and Thom Gunn4. Against Gentility5. On Being Serious6. Anthology Making7. First Reactions: 'The Review' Debate and the Initial Response to 'The New Poetry'Part II8. Sylvia PlathPart III9. Going to Extremes10. `A Study of Suicide'Part IV11. `Against Extremism'12. Costing Seriousness13. `I Don't Like Dramatising Myself': anti-confessionalism in the later poetry of Thom Gunn14. 'Birthday Letters'15. Geoffrey Hill's New Poetry16. Children of 'The New Poetry'Index
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A well-researched, gracefully-written and important book about a formative period in British and Irish poetry. Wootten has established himself as a fine critic. -- Patrick McGuinness The Alvarez Read more...

 
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