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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, cop. 2009.
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The Movement was the preeminent poetical grouping of post-war Britain. This collection of original essays by distinguished poets, critics, and scholars from Britain and America provides new accounts  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zachary Leader
ISBN: 9780199558254 0199558256
OCLC Number: 495222153
Description: 1 vol. (VIII-336 p.) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. 'Still Going On, All of It': The Movement in the 1950s and the Movement Today ; 2. The 'Truth of Skies': Auden, Larkin and the English Question ; 3. Counter-intuitive Larkin ; 4. The Lesbianism of Philip Larkin ; 5. Kingsley Amis: Against Fakery ; 6. Philosophy and Literature in the 1950s: The Rise of the 'Ordinary Bloke' ; 7. 'The Virtues of Good Prose': Verbal Hygiene and the Movement ; 8. 'An Instrument of Articulation': Empson and the Movement ; 9. Boys of the Move ; 10. 'I Thought I Was So Tough': Thom Gunn's Postures for Combat ; 11. In and Out of the Movement: Donald Davie and Thom Gunn ; 12. Donald Davie, The Movement, and Modernism ; 13. How It Seemed Then ; 14. New Lines in 1956 ; 15. 'Fond of What He's Crapping On': Movement Poetry and Romanticism ; 16. Elizabeth Jennings and Rome ; 17. New Lines, Movements, and Modernisms
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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