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Serious poetry : form and authority from Yeats to Hill

Author: Peter McDonald
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Peter McDonald offers a controversial reading of twentieth-century British and Irish poetry centred on six figures, all of whom are critics as well as poets: W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Seamus Heaney, and Geoffrey Hill. & i & Serious Poetry & /i & provocatively returns these writers to the elements of difficulty and cultural disagreement where they belong. - ;Do we want to read poetry, or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McDonald, Peter, 1962-
Serious poetry.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)156816930
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter McDonald
ISBN: 9780191567278 0191567272 9780199235803 0199235805
OCLC Number: 316324189
Notes: Originally published: Oxford: Clarendon, 2002.
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: 1. 'Rather than words': The End of Authority?; 2. Yeats and Remorse; 3. Yeats's Poetic Structures; 4. Three Critics: T.S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Geoffrey Hill; 5. One of Us: Eliot, Auden, and Four Quartets; 6. Yeats, Form, and Northern Irish Poetry; 7. Louis MacNeice's Posterity; 8. The Pitch of Dissent: Geoffrey Hill; Select Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Peter McDonald.

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Peter McDonald offers a controversial reading of twentieth-century British and Irish poetry centred on six figures, all of whom are critics as well as poets: W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden,  Read more...

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