British Poetry, 1900–50

Aspects of Tradition

  • Gary Day
  • Brian Docherty

Table of contents

About this book


This collection focuses on British poetry from the Georgians to the Second World War. The introduction provides the framework for the articles which follow by considering the question of the relation between poetry and society as it appears in the work of F.R. Leavis, T.W. Adorno and Antony Easthope. Written by experts, the essays cover poetic movements and individual authors, both mainstream and neglected, and address the difficult problem of making value judgements while situating poetry in its historical context.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gary Day
    • 1
  • Brian Docherty
  1. 1.University of Wales College of CardiffUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-53279-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24000-5
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