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Description - Reading Modernist Poetry by Michael H. Whitworth

This essential guide to modernist poetry enables readers to make sense of a literary movement often regarded as difficult and intimidating. Provides close examinations of key poems by T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, W. B. Yeats, and othersConsiders key techniques employed to orient and disorient the reader, such as diction, rhythm, and allusionExplores the ideological implications of subject matter and the literary forms and structures of modernist poetryPlaces modernist poetry in relation to its Victorian and Romantic predecessorsEncourages readers to engage with the texts and make their own interpretations, moving away from the question of what the poem says in favour of considering the effect of the poem on its reader

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405167314
ISBN-10: 1405167319
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 158mm x 26mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael H. Whitworth

Michael H. Whitworth is University Lecturer inTwentieth-Century Literature, and a Tutorial Fellow of MertonCollege, Oxford. He is the author of Einstein?s Wake:Relativity, Metaphor, and Modernist Literature (2001) and Virginia Woolf (2005), and of other articles and chapters onmodernist literature. He edited Modernism: A Guide toCriticism (2007), and he is an editor of the Review ofEnglish Studies.

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