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Barry Macsweeney and the Politics of Post-war British Poetry : Seditious Things (Hardcover) (Luke

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This book examines the literary impact of famed British poet, Barry MacSweeney, who worked at the forefront of poetic discovery in post-war Britain.  Agitated equally by politics and the possibilities of artistic experimentation, Barry MacSweeney was ridiculed in the press, his literary reputation only recovering towards the end of his life which was cut short by alcoholism. With close readings of MacSweeney alongside his contemporaries, precursors, and influences, including J.H. Prynne, Shelley, Jack Spicer, and Sylvia Plath, Luke Roberts offers a fresh introduction to the field of modern poetry. Richly detailed with archival and bibliographic research, this book recovers the social and political context of MacSweeney’s exciting, challenging, and controversial impact on modern and contemporary poetry.

Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Luke Roberts
Language: English
Street Date: January 12, 2017
TCIN: 51569772
UPC: 9783319459578
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-5801
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