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The Bloodaxe book of 20th century poetry from Britain and Ireland

Author: Edna Longley
Publisher: Tarset, Northumberland : Bloodaxe Books ; Chester Springs, PA : U.S. distributor, Dufour Editions, 2000.
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This volume draws the poetic line of the century not through culture-defining groups, but through the work of the most significant poets of our time.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edna Longley
ISBN: 185224514X 9781852245146
OCLC Number: 44651962
Notes: Distributor statement from label on page 4 of cover.
Description: 368 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface (starting p. 16) / Edna Longley --
The Darkling Thrush (starting p. 25) / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) --
The Self-Unseeing (starting p. 26) / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) --
The Convergence of the Twain (starting p. 27) / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) --
The Walk (starting p. 28) / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) --
After a Journey (starting p. 29) / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) --
The Oxen (starting p. 30) / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) --
During Wind and Rain (starting p. 31) / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) --
In Time of 'The Breaking of Nations' (starting p. 32) / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) --
The Fallow Deer at the Lonely House (starting p. 32) / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) --
Shortening Days at the Homestead (starting p. 33) / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) --
Christmas: 1924 (starting p. 33) / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) --
The Fascination of What's Difficult (starting p. 35) / W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) --
The Cold Heaven (starting p. 35) / W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) --
The Wild Swans at Coole (starting p. 36) / W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) --
Memory (starting p. 37) / W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) --
Easter 1916 (starting p. 37) / W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) --
The Second Coming (starting p. 39) / W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) --
Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen (starting p. 40) / W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) --
Leda and the Swan (starting p. 43) / W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) --
Byzantium (starting p. 44) / W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) --
Politics (starting p. 45) / W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) --
Old Man (starting p. 46) / Edward Thomas (1878-1917) --
The Combe (starting p. 48) / Edward Thomas (1878-1917) --
In Memoriam (Easter 1915) (starting p. 48) / Edward Thomas (1878-1917) --
Aspens (starting p. 48) / Edward Thomas (1878-1917) --
Rain (starting p. 49) / Edward Thomas (1878-1917) --
Thaw (starting p. 50) / Edward Thomas (1878-1917) --
Tall Nettles (starting p. 50) / Edward Thomas (1878-1917) --
The Watchers (starting p. 50) / Edward Thomas (1878-1917) --
The sun used to shine (starting p. 51) / Edward Thomas (1878-1917) --
As the team's brass (starting p. 52) / Edward Thomas (1878-1917) --
Lights Out (starting p. 53) / Edward Thomas (1878-1917) --
Sorrow (starting p. 54) / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) --
Piano (starting p. 55) / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) --
Gloire de Dijon (starting p. 55) / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) --
Humming-Bird (starting p. 56) / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) --
Kangaroo (starting p. 57) / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) --
Lizard (starting p. 59) / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) --
Bavarian Gentians (starting p. 59) / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) --
The Ship of Death (starting p. 60) / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) --
'They' (starting p. 64) / Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) --
The Rear-Guard (starting p. 65) / Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) --
The Dug-Out (starting p. 66) / Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) --
Everyone Sang (starting p. 66) / Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) --
Orpheus' Dream (starting p. 67) / Edwin Muir (1887-1959) --
The Horses (starting p. 68) / Edwin Muir (1887-1959) --
I see the image (starting p. 69) / Edwin Muir (1887-1959) --
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (starting p. 71) / T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) --
La Figlia Che Piange (starting p. 75) / T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) --
from The Waste Land (starting p. 76) / T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) --
To His Love (starting p. 82) / Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) --
The hoe scrapes earth (starting p. 83) / Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) --
Smudgy Dawn (starting p. 83) / Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) --
The Not-Returning (starting p. 84) / Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) --
To God (starting p. 84) / Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) --
The Mangel-Bury (starting p. 85) / Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) --
Break of Day in the Trenches (starting p. 86) / Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) --
Returning, we hear the Larks (starting p. 87) / Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) --
Dead Man's Dump (starting p. 88) / Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) --
Morning (starting p. 90) / Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978) --
The Watergaw (starting p. 91) / Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978) --
Ex vermibus (starting p. 91) / Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978) --
The Eemis Stane (starting p. 92) / Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978) --
The Innumerable Christ (starting p. 92) / Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978) --
At My Father's Grave (starting p. 93) / Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978) --
Prayer for a Second Flood (starting p. 93) / Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978) --
Tarras (starting p. 94) / Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978) --
To a Friend and Fellow-Poet (starting p. 97) / Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978) --
Anthem for Doomed Youth (starting p. 98) / Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) --
I saw his round mouth's crimson deepen as it fell (starting p. 99) / Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) --
Dulce Et Decorum Est (starting p. 99) / Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) --
Insensibility (starting p. 100) / Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) --
Strange Meeting (starting p. 102) / Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) --
Futility (starting p. 103) / Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) --
The Send-Off (starting p. 104) / Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) --
Exposure (starting p. 104) / Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) --
All the hills and vales along (starting p. 106) / Charles Hamilton Sorley (1895-1915) --
When you see millions of the mouthless dead (starting p. 107) / Charles Hamilton Sorley (1895-1915) --
Love Without Hope (starting p. 108) / Robert Graves (1895-1985) --
Pure Death (starting p. 109) / Robert Graves (1895-1985) --
The Christmas Robin (starting p. 109) / Robert Graves (1895-1985) --
Flying Crooked (starting p. 110) / Robert Graves (1895-1985) --
Mid-Winter Waking (starting p. 110) / Robert Graves (1895-1985) --
She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep (starting p. 111) / Robert Graves (1895-1985) --
Theseus and Ariadne (starting p. 111) / Robert Graves (1895-1985) --
To Juan at the Winter Solstice (starting p. 112) / Robert Graves (1895-1985) --
The White Goddess (starting p. 113) / Robert Graves (1895-1985) --
Secrecy (starting p. 114) / Austin Clarke (1896-1974) --
The Lost Heifer (starting p. 115) / Austin Clarke (1896-1974) --
Pilgrimage (starting p. 115) / Austin Clarke (1896-1974) --
The Planter's Daughter (starting p. 117) / Austin Clarke (1896-1974) --
Penal Law (starting p. 117) / Austin Clarke (1896-1974) --
from Briggflates (starting p. 118) / Basil Bunting (1900-85) --
The Abominable Lake (starting p. 123) / Stevie Smith (1902-71) --
Infelice (starting p. 124) / Stevie Smith (1902-71) --
The Ambassador (starting p. 124) / Stevie Smith (1902-71) --
Not Waving but Drowning (starting p. 125) / Stevie Smith (1902-71) --
I Remember (starting p. 125) / Stevie Smith (1902-71) --
God and Eater (starting p. 126) / Stevie Smith (1902-71) --
Oh grateful colours, bright looks! (starting p. 126) / Stevie Smith (1902-71) --
Inniskeen Road: July Evening (starting p. 127) / Patrick Kavanagh (1904-67) --
Shancoduff (starting p. 128) / Patrick Kavanagh (1904-67) --
Spraying the Potatoes (starting p. 128) / Patrick Kavanagh (1904-67) --
from A Christmas Childhood (starting p. 129) / Patrick Kavanagh (1904-67) --
Consider the Grass Growing (starting p. 131) / Patrick Kavanagh (1904-67) --
Kerr's Ass (starting p. 131) / Patrick Kavanagh (1904-67) --
Innocence (starting p. 131) / Patrick Kavanagh (1904-67) --
Epic (starting p. 132) / Patrick Kavanagh (1904-67) --
Central Europe (starting p. 133) / Norman Cameron (1905-53) --
Fight with a Water-Spirit (starting p. 134) / Norman Cameron (1905-53) --
Meeting My Former Self (starting p. 134) / Norman Cameron (1905-53) --
Green, Green is El Aghir (starting p. 135) / Norman Cameron (1905-53) --
Worther See (starting p. 135) / Norman Cameron (1905-53) --
Camping Out (starting p. 136) / William Empson (1906-84) --
Homage to the British Museum (starting p. 137) / William Empson (1906-84) --
Note on Local Flora (starting p. 137) / William Empson (1906-84) --
Missing Dates (starting p. 138) / William Empson (1906-84) --
Let it go (starting p. 138) / William Empson (1906-84) --
Through the Looking-Glass (starting p. 140) / W.H. Auden (1907-73) --
On This Island (starting p. 141) / W.H. Auden (1907-73) --
Musee des Beaux Arts (starting p. 142) / W.H. Auden (1907-73) --
Gare du Midi (starting p. 143) / W.H. Auden (1907-73) --
Epitaph on a Tyrant (starting p. 143) / W.H. Auden (1907-73) --
Edward Lear (starting p. 143) / W.H. Auden (1907-73) --
In Memory of W.B. Yeats (starting p. 144) / W.H. Auden (1907-73) --
September 1, 1939 (starting p. 146) / W.H. Auden (1907-73) --
In Praise of Limestone (starting p. 149) / W.H. Auden (1907-73) --
Mayfly (starting p. 152) / Louis MacNiece (1907-63) --
Birmingham (starting p. 154) / Louis MacNiece (1907-63) --
Snow (starting p. 155) / Louis MacNiece (1907-63) --
Dublin (starting p. 155) / Louis MacNiece (1907-63) --
Meeting Point (starting p. 157) / Louis MacNiece (1907-63) --
Death of an Actress (starting p. 158) / Louis MacNiece (1907-63) --
Night Club (starting p. 159) / Louis MacNiece (1907-63) --
Reflections (starting p. 160) / Louis MacNiece (1907-63) --
Soap Suds (starting p. 160) / Louis MacNiece (1907-63) --
Charon (starting p. 161) / Louis MacNiece (1907-63) --
Landscape (starting p. 162) / John Hewitt (1907-87) --
Substance and Shadow (starting p. 163) / John Hewitt (1907-87) --
Gloss, on the difficulties of translation (starting p. 163) / John Hewitt (1907-87) --
A Local Poet (starting p. 164) / John Hewitt (1907-87) --
Ghaisties (starting p. 165) / Robert Garioch (1909-81) --
My Faither Sees Me (starting p. 166) / Robert Garioch (1909-81) --
Sisyphus (starting p. 167) / Robert Garioch (1909-81) --
During a Music Festival (starting p. 168) / Robert Garioch (1909-81) Elegy (starting p. 168) / Robert Garioch (1909-81) --
Summer farm (starting p. 169) / Norman MacCaig (1910-96) --
Fetching cows (starting p. 170) / Norman MacCaig (1910-96) --
Sleeping compartment (starting p. 170) / Norman MacCaig (1910-96) --
So many summers (starting p. 171) / Norman MacCaig (1910-96) --
Stag in a neglected hayfield (starting p. 171) / Norman MacCaig (1910-96) --
In memoriam (starting p. 172) / Norman MacCaig (1910-96) --
Blue tit on a string of peanuts (starting p. 172) / Norman MacCaig (1910-96) --
January (starting p. 173) / R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) --
The Gap in the Hedge (starting p. 174) / R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) --
The Cat and the Sea (starting p. 174) / R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) --
A Blackbird Singing (starting p. 174) / R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) --
Via Negativa (starting p. 175) / R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) --
Moorland (starting p. 175) / R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) --
A Marriage (starting p. 176) / R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) --
Hiding Beneath the Furze (starting p. 177) / Henry Reed (1914-86) --
from Lessons of the War (starting p. 178) / Henry Reed (1914-86) --
The force that through the green fuse drives the flower (starting p. 181) / Dylan Thomas (1914-53) --
After the funeral (starting p. 182) / Dylan Thomas (1914-53) --
Once it was the colour of saying (starting p. 183) / Dylan Thomas (1914-53) --
Twenty-four years (starting p. 184) / Dylan Thomas (1914-53) --
Do not go gentle into that good night (starting p. 184) / Dylan Thomas (1914-53) --
Among those Killed in the Dawn Raid was A Man Aged a Hundred (starting p. 185) / Dylan Thomas (1914-53) --
Fern Hill (starting p. 185) / Dylan Thomas (1914-53) --
Over Sir John's hill (starting p. 187) / Dylan Thomas (1914-53) --
All Day It Has Rained ... (starting p. 189) / Alun Lewis (1915-44) --
Goodbye (starting p. 190) / Alun Lewis (1915-44) --
To Alexander Graham (starting p. 192) / W.S. Graham (1918-86) --
The Stepping Stones (starting p. 194) / W.S. Graham (1918-86) --
To My Wife at Midnight (starting p. 194) / W.S. Graham (1918-86) --
Time Eating (starting p. 198) / Keith Douglas (1920-44) --
The Marvel (starting p. 198) / Keith Douglas (1920-44) --
The Hand (starting p. 199) / Keith Douglas (1920-44) --
Cairo Jag (starting p. 200) / Keith Douglas (1920-44) --
Words (starting p. 201) / Keith Douglas (1920-44) --
Desert Flowers (starting p. 202) / Keith Douglas (1920-44) --
Vergissmeinnicht (starting p. 202) / Keith Douglas (1920-44) --
How to Kill (starting p. 203) / Keith Douglas (1920-44) --
On a Return from Egypt (starting p. 204) / Keith Douglas (1920-44) --
Chinese Cat (starting p. 205) / Edwin Morgan (b. 1920) --
Clydesdale (starting p. 206) / Edwin Morgan (b. 1920) --
Aberdeen Train (starting p. 206) / Edwin Morgan (b. 1920) --
Canedolia (starting p. 207) / Edwin Morgan (b. 1920) --
The Unspoken (starting p. 208) / Edwin Morgan (b. 1920) --
Foundation (starting p. 210) / Edwin Morgan (b. 1920) --
Going (starting p. 211) / Philip Larkin (1922-85) --
Wedding-Wind (starting p. 212) / Philip Larkin (1922-85) --
Deceptions (starting p. 213) / Philip Larkin (1922-85) --
I Remember, I Remember (starting p. 213) / Philip Larkin (1922-85) --
Mr. Bleaney (starting p. 214) / Philip Larkin (1922-85) --
An Arundel Tomb (starting p. 215) / Philip Larkin (1922-85) --
The Whitsun Weddings (starting p. 217) / Philip Larkin (1922-85) --
MCMXIV (starting p. 219) / Philip Larkin (1922-85) --
Friday Night in the Royal Station Hotel (starting p. 220) / Philip Larkin (1922-85) --
Cut Grass (starting p. 220) / Philip Larkin (1922-85) --
Green Waters (starting p. 221) / Ian Hamilton Finlay (b. 1925) --
Orkney Interior (starting p. 222) / Ian Hamilton Finlay (b. 1925) --
from One Word Poems (starting p. 223) / Ian Hamilton Finlay (b. 1925) --
Dove (starting p. 223) / Ian Hamilton Finlay (b. 1925) --
Late Night Shipping Forecast (starting p. 223) / Ian Hamilton Finlay (b. 1925) --
The Water Carrier (starting p. 224) / John Montague (b. 1929) --
The Trout (starting p. 225) / John Montague (b. 1929) --
All Legendary Obstacles (starting p. 226) / John Montague (b. 1929) --
Windharp (starting p. 227) / John Montague (b. 1929)
Other Titles: Bloodaxe book of twentieth century poetry from Britain and Ireland
20th century poetry from Britain and Ireland
Responsibility: edited by Edna Longley.

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