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Serious Poetry
By Peter McDonald

Serious Poetry

Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill

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Serious Poetry by Peter McDonald

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Do we want to read poetry, or just like having a few poets to talk about? The history of poetry in twentieth-century Britain and Ireland is one which ends with the assimilation of successful poets into a media culture; it is also, however, another history, one of form and authority, in which certain poets found modes and pitches of resistance to the seeming inevitabilities of their times. In this history, it is the authority of poetry (and not the media-processed poet) which is at stake in the integrity of poetic form. Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill offers a controversial reading of twentieth-century British and Irish poetry centred on six figures, all of whom are critics as well as poets: W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Seamus Heaney, and Geoffrey Hill. Yeats's centrality to twentieth-century poetry - and the problem many poets and critics had, or still have, with that centrality - is a major focus of the book. Serious Poetry argues that it is in the strengths, possibilities, perplexities, and certainties of the poetic form that poetry's authority in a distrustful cultural climate remains most seriously alive.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199247479
ISBN-10: 0199247471
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 145mm x 17mm)
Pages: 234
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter McDonald

Peter McDonald is Christopher Tower Student and Tutor in Poetry in English, Christ Church, Oxford.

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