Strength of Poetry by James Fenton
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Strength of Poetry
By James Fenton

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Strength of Poetry by James Fenton

Book Description

Why should a poet feel the need to be original? What is the relationship between genius and apprenticeship? James Fenton examines some of the most intriguing questions behind the making of the art - issues of creativity and the 'earning' of success, of judgement, tutorage, rivalry, and ambition. He goes on to consider the juvenilia of Wilfred Owen, the 'scarred' lines of Philip Larkin, the inheritance of imperialism, and issues of 'constituency' in Seamus Heaney. He looks too at Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, and their contrasting 'feminisms', at D. H. Lawrence, 'welcoming the dark'. The climax of the book is his superb and extensive discussion of Auden.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199261390
ISBN-10: 0199261393
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge by James Fenton Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Hardback (May 2016)

Features a contemporary poet who selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the authors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature.

Don Quixote by James Fenton Don Quixote, Paperback (March 2016)

After a lifetime of reading books on chivalry, Don Quixote decides to embark on a quest of his own. Taking up a lance and sword, he sets out to become a wandering knight, defending the helpless and vanquishing the wicked. Hopelessly unprepared and increasingly losing his grip on reality, he travels across Spain accompanied by his squire.

Rings by James Fenton Rings, Paperback (September 2013)

Devotes itself exclusively to rings, considering them thematically rather than chronologically. This title considers rings in all their forms and makes us delight in them as works of art, and makes their context come alive through paintings, drawings and vivid quotations.

Yellow Tulips by James Fenton Yellow Tulips, Paperback (April 2013)

Winner of both the Queen's Gold Medal and the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, the author has given readers some of the most memorable lyric verse over the years, from the formal skill that marked his debut, Terminal Moraine, to political monologues of The Memory of War and Children in Exile, through to the love poems of Out of Danger.

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Author Biography - James Fenton

James Fenton is one of the country's most acclaimed poets and author of The Memory of War and Children in Exile (1983) and the Whitbread Prize winning Out of Danger (1994). Formerly a critic for New Statesman and The Times, and for many years a far east correspondent for The Independent, Fenton succeeded Seamus Heaney as the Oxford Professor of Poetry in 1994.

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