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The Cambridge Companion to British Poetry, 1945–2010

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C. D. Blanton, Patrick Deane, John Matthias, Eric Falci, Cornelia Grabner, Simon Perril, Natalie Pollard, Sandie Byrne, Fran Brearton, Alan Riach, Katie Gramich, Sarah Lawson Welsh, Jan Montefiore, Fiona Becket, Peter Barry, Jon Glover
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  • Date Published: January 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107090668

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  • The Cambridge Companion to British Poetry, 1945–2010 brings together sixteen essays that explore the full diversity of British poetry since the Second World War, a period of significant achievement in which varied styles and approaches have flourished. As a comprehensive critical, literary-historical and scholarly guide, this Companion offers not only new readings of a wide range of poets but a detailed account of the contexts in which their verse was written and received. Focusing on famous and neglected names alike, from Dylan Thomas to John Agard, leading scholars provide readers with insight into the ongoing importance and profundity of post-war poetry.

    • Offers the most up-to-date scholarship
    • Essays written by leading scholars provide a wide range of critical perspectives
    • Concentrates on context rather than simply on individual poets
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    'Examining poetry from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and poetry written in postcolonial contexts, the essays, taken together, offer a comprehensive approach to a wide range of issues to which poets responded, including national identity, the 'movement,' migration, feminism, gender, women’s experience, postmodernism, and ecopoetics. … In sum, this collection provides valuable insights into the full diversity and wide spectrum of British poetry.' Choice

    'This volume meets the high standards we expect from the Cambridge Companion series. Each contributor is an academic with expertise in the area on which they write. Each chapter is engagingly and accessibly written, providing a necessarily selective overview of the subject.' Languages and Literature

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    • Date Published: January 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107090668
    • length: 310 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Poets of the forties and early fifties: the last Romantics? C. D. Blanton
    2. The movement Patrick Deane
    3. Survivors: modernists and thirties poets John Matthias
    4. Beyond all this fiddle Eric Falci
    5. Poetry and performance: the Mersey poets, the children of Albion, and performance poetry Cornelia Grabner
    6. High late modernists or postmodernists? Simon Perril
    7. Stretching the lyric: the metaphor men, new narrative poetry, and other ruses Natalie Pollard
    8. Poetry and class Sandie Byrne
    9. Northern Irish poetry Fran Brearton
    10. Scottish poetry Alan Riach
    11. Welsh poetry Katie Gramich
    12. Black British poetry Sarah Lawson Welsh
    13. Poetry, feminism, gender and women's experience Jan Montefiore
    14. Ecopoetics Fiona Becket
    15. Poetry and the city Peter Barry
    16. Outward forms Jon Glover.

  • Editor

    Edward Larrissy, Queen's University Belfast
    Edward Larrissy is Emeritus Professor of Poetry at Queen's University Belfast. His published works include Reading Twentieth-Century Poetry: The Language of Gender and Objects, Yeats the Poet: The Measures of Difference, Blake and Modern Literature, and The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period.


    C. D. Blanton, Patrick Deane, John Matthias, Eric Falci, Cornelia Grabner, Simon Perril, Natalie Pollard, Sandie Byrne, Fran Brearton, Alan Riach, Katie Gramich, Sarah Lawson Welsh, Jan Montefiore, Fiona Becket, Peter Barry, Jon Glover

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