© 1999

An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. R. P. Draper
    Pages 1-10
  3. R. P. Draper
    Pages 60-79
  4. R. P. Draper
    Pages 80-97
  5. R. P. Draper
    Pages 98-115
  6. R. P. Draper
    Pages 138-160
  7. R. P. Draper
    Pages 161-186
  8. R. P. Draper
    Pages 187-217
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 247-300

About this book


This critical survey of modern poetry from Thomas Hardy to Seamus Heaney considers both the self-consciously revolutionary innovations of Modernism and more traditional developments, taking fully into account the extent to which 'English' can no longer be equated solely with England. Scots, Welsh and Irish poetry, and poetry from Commonwealth countries such as Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean, are recognised as equally important aspects of the diversity that characterises modern poetry in English; and, in particular, the contributions of North American poets such as Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens and Robert Lowell receive the major emphasis that their achievement and extensive influence warrants and attention is given to important new perspectives in the work of women poets such as Adrienne Rich, Sylvia Plath and Elizabeth Bishop.


England Modernism poetry Thomas Hardy

About the authors

R.P. DRAPER is Emeritus Professor at the University of Aberdeen.

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