Poetry in a Divided World by Henry Gifford
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Poetry in a Divided World
By Henry Gifford

Poetry in a Divided World

The Clark Lectures 1985

By (author) See other recent books by Henry Gifford
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $160.00
Your Price: $144.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $16.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.20 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Poetry in a Divided World by Henry Gifford

Book Description

This book (comprising four lectures presented at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1985) is concerned with the function and status of poetry in the twentieth century, and is particularly concerned to contrast attitudes in Britain and America with those in the USSR and Eastern Europe. Beginning with the function of poetry today, Professor Gifford goes on to consider the nature and validity of 'poetic witness', the problem of the poet's solitude and his relation to the community, and finally the question of how far the 'international code' of poetry can be understood by those who care for it seriously in their own language. The author, who has published on many aspects of twentieth-century poetry, has attempted an 'apology for poetry' in an age which needs, but tends to ignore, this art formerly at the centre of European civilization. Amongst the poets discussed are Blok, Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Tsvetaeva, Emily Dickinson, Yeats, Pound, Eliot, Cavafy and Seferis.

Buy Poetry in a Divided World book by Henry Gifford from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521309448
ISBN-10: 0521309441
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 129mm x 11mm)
Pages: 124
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Henry Gifford

Poetry in a Divided World by Henry Gifford Poetry in a Divided World, Paperback (July 2008)

This book comprises four lectures presented at Trinity College in 1985 concerned with the function and status of poetry in the twentieth century.

Pasternak by Henry Gifford Pasternak, Paperback (November 1981)

An attempt to interpret and appraise the work of Boris Pasternak as lyrical and narrative poet, writer of prose fiction, and verse translator.

» View all books by Henry Gifford

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Poetry in a Divided World book by Henry Gifford and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Henry Gifford close
Poetry in a Divided World by Henry Gifford
Pasternak by Henry Gifford
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close