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Poetry against the world : Philip Larkin and Charles Tomlinson in contemporary Britain

Author: Magdalena Kay
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
Series: Routledge studies in contemporary literature, 20.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poetry Against the World: Philip Larkin and Charles Tomlinson in Contemporary Britain brings together two major poets, who espouse opposite aesthetic ambitions, yet are both taken as paragons of Englishness, in order to ask how they pitch their poetry against an inhospitable world. This book explores how these two representative poets seek to redress an "age of demolition" through their poetry, and how their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Philip Larkin; Charles Tomlinson; Philip Larkin; Charles Tomlinson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Magdalena Kay
ISBN: 113854566X 9781138545663
OCLC Number: 1016048931
Description: 188 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: "The mind is a hunter of forms" --
An age of demolition --
All the kingdoms of possibilities --
When readings grow erratic --
Celestial recurrences, lost displays --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Routledge studies in contemporary literature, 20.
Responsibility: Magdalena Kay.

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Poetry Against the World: Philip Larkin and Charles Tomlinson in Contemporary Britain brings together two major poets, who espouse opposite aesthetic ambitions, yet are both taken as paragons of Englishness, in order to ask how they pitch their poetry against an inhospitable world. This book explores how these two representative poets seek to redress an "age of demolition" through their poetry, and how their audiences react to the types of redress they propose.

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