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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.
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This book is the biography of a taste in poetry and its consequences. During the 1950s and 1960s, a generation of poets appeared who would eschew the restrained manner of Movement poets such as Philip Larkin, a generation who would, in the words of the introduction to A. Alvarez's classic anthology The New Poetry, take poetry 'Beyond the Gentility Principle'. This was the generation of Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Wootten
ISBN: 9781781387603 1781387605
OCLC Number: 1198277523
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017).
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico (xvi, 228 p.))
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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During the 1950s and 1960s, a generation of poets appeared who would eschew the restrained manner of Movement poets such as Philip Larkin, a generation who would, in the words of the introduction to  Read more...

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'[As] "the serious gives way to ludic scepticism" in more and more contemporary poetry, it is good to be reminded of a time when much more seemed at stake.'Michael Daniels, PN Review 'Wootten's Read more...

 
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