British Poetry in the Age of Modernism
By (author) Peter Howarth
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British Poetry in the Age of Modernism by Peter Howarth
Book DescriptionIf 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521853934
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Peter Howarth
Peter Howarth is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Nottingham.
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