Twentieth Century Poetry: Selves and Situations

Hardcover | June 9, 2005

byPeter Robinson

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Peter Robinson's third book of literary criticism presents a sequence of chapters exploring ways that selves and situations interact and become imaginatively identified with each other in poems. Readings of works by Ezra Pound, Basil Bunting, Louis MacNeice, W. S. Graham, Elizabeth Bishop,Allen Curnow, Charles Tomlinson, Mairi MacInnes, Tom Raworth, and Roy Fisher share an interest in how poems can be both attached to, and detached from, the culture, society, and conditions in which they were written. These studies draw out and underline both the ubiquity and elusiveness of the selfin the situation of the text. The poems studied here are also discussed as focal points for relations between readerly and writerly selves and their situations in and over time.

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Peter Robinson's third book of literary criticism presents a sequence of chapters exploring ways that selves and situations interact and become imaginatively identified with each other in poems. Readings of works by Ezra Pound, Basil Bunting, Louis MacNeice, W. S. Graham, Elizabeth Bishop,Allen Curnow, Charles Tomlinson, Mairi MacInnes...

Peter Robinson is at Visiting Professor of English Literature at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan..

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:298 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.83 inPublished:June 9, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199273251

ISBN - 13:9780199273256

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1. Selves and Situations2. Pound's Psychological Hour3. Bunting's Emigrant Ballads4. MacNeice and Self-Sufficiency5. Dependence in W. S. Graham6. Elizabeth Bishop's Art7. Bishop's Crusoe8. Allen Curnow Travels9. Tomlinson in the Golfo dei Poeti10. 'Absolute Circumstance': Mairi MacInnes11. Tom Raworth and Pop Art12. Roy Fisher's Last Things