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British Poetry in the Age of Modernism

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If Modernist poetry dominated the early twentieth century, what did it mean for British poets like Thomas Hardy, Edward Thomas and Wilfred Owen not to be Modernist? This is the first critical account of how non-Modernist poetry responded to the Modernist revolution. Peter Howarth uncovers the origins of the battles over poetic style still being fought today, and connects the early twentieth-century controversy about poetic form with contemporary social and political developments and the trauma of the First World War. Howarth argues that at the heart of the division between modern and traditional poetic form are different ideas of freedom, power and individuality. Scholars and students of twentieth-century poetry will find this an informative and inspiring account of the themes and debates that have shaped British poetry of the last hundred years.

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An informative and inspiring account of the themes and debates that have shaped British poetry of the last century.

About the Author

Peter Howarth is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Nottingham.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: The poetry wars; 1. Inside and outside modernism; 2. Edward Thomas in ecstasy; 3. Walter de la Mare's ideal reader; 4. The simplicity of W. H. Davies; 5. Hardy's indifference; 6. Going over the top: the passions of Wilfred Owen; Notes; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521115759
Author:
Howarth, Peter
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.54 in. .77 lbs.

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