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The Movement reconsidered : essays on Larkin, Amis, Gunn, Davie, and their contemporaries

Author: Zachary Leader
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Movement was the preeminent poetical grouping of post-war Britain. This collection of essays by poets, critics, and scholars from Britain and America provides new accounts not only of the best-known of Movement writers - Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Thom Gunn and Donald Davie - but of less-familiar contemporaries.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zachary Leader
ISBN: 9780199558254 0199558256
OCLC Number: 276140381
Description: viii, 336 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 'Still going on, all of it': the Movement in the 1950s and the Movement today / Blake Morrison --
The 'truth of skies': Auden, Larkin and the English question / Nicholas Jenkins --
Counter-intuitive Larkin / Craig Raine --
The lesbianism of Philip Larkin / Terry Castle --
Kingsley Amis: against fakery / James Fenton --
Philosophy and literature in the 1950s: the rise of the 'ordinary bloke' / Colin McGinn --
'The virtues of good prose': verbal hygiene and the Movement / Deborah Cameron --
'An instrument of articulation': Empson and the Movement / Deborah Bowman --
Boys on the move / Karl Miller --
'I thought I was so tough': Thom Gunn's postures for combat / Alan Jenkins --
In and out of the Movement: Donald Davie and Thom Gunn / Clive Wilmer --
Donald Davie, the Movement, and modernism / William H. Pritchard --
How it seemed then: an autobiographical anecdotal essay / Anthony Thwaite --
New lines in 1956 / Eric Homberger --
'Fond of what he's crapping on': Movement poetry and romanticism / Michael O'Neill --
Elizabeth Jennings, the Movement, and Rome / Rachel Buxton --
New lines, movements, and modernisms / Robert Conquest.
Responsibility: edited by Zachary Leader.
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Excellent D. J. Taylor, Times Literary Supplement It should be read. Nicholas Haslam, The Spectator The best essays here are robust in address, firm in judgment, and alert for the deflating hatpin Read more...

 
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