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The Cambridge companion to twentieth-century British and Irish women's poetry / edited by Jane Dowson
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011
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Subject(s) English poetry -- Women authors -- History and criticism
English poetry -- Irish authors -- History and criticism
English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Physical Description xxvii, 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Summary "This Companion provides new ways of reading a wide range of influential women's poetry. Leading international scholars offer insights on a century of writers, drawing out the special function of poetry and the poets' use of language, whether it is concerned with the relationship between verbal and visual art, experimental poetics, war, landscape, history, cultural identity or 'confessional' lyrics. Collectively, the chapters cover well established and less familiar poets, from Edith Sitwell and Mina Loy, through Stevie Smith, Sylvia Plath and Elizabeth Jennings to Anne Stevenson, Eavan Boland and Jo Shapcott. They also include poets at the forefront of poetry trends, such as Liz Lochhead, Jackie Kay, Patience Agbabi, Caroline Bergvall, Medbh McGuckian and Carol Ann Duffy. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this book is aimed at students and poetry enthusiasts wanting to deepen their knowledge of some of the finest modern poets"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Post/modernist rhythms and voices: Edith Sitwell and Stevie Smith to Jo Shapcott and Selima Hill / Ian Gregson -- Reframing women's war poetry / Claire Buck -- Verbal and visual art in twentieth-century British women's poetry / William May -- Towards a new confessionalism: Elizabeth Jennings and Sylvia Plath / Jane Dowson -- The mid-Atlantic imagination: Mina Loy, Ruth Fainlight, Anne Stevenson, Anne Rouse and Eva Salzman / Melanie Petch -- The Irish history wars and Irish women's poetry: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Eavan Boland / Catriona Clutterbuck -- Interculturalism: Imtiaz Dharker, Patience Agbabi, Jackie Kay and contemporary Irish poets / Lee M. Jenkins -- Post-pastoral perspectives on landscape and culture / Alice Entwistle -- Feminism's experimental 'work at the language-face' / Linda A. Kinnahan -- Carol Ann Duffy, Medbh McGuckian and ruptures in the lines of communication / Brian Caraher
Series Cambridge companions to literature
Alternate Author Dowson, Jane, 1955-

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