An Introduction to Twentieth Century Poetry in English

An Introduction to Twentieth Century Poetry in English

minister R. S. Thomas is committed to the Christian faith , and yet , as T. S. Eliot said of Tennyson , the strength of his belief is more evident in his doubt than in his faith . The picture of rural life and pastoral care presented in ...

Author: R.P. Draper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781349274338

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Life of Metrical and Free Verse in Twentieth Century Poetry

The Life of Metrical and Free Verse in Twentieth Century Poetry

Davie seems unable to accommodate Makin's view of Cuthbert's importance (Poetry Review, 84). For Davie, the important question, perhaps the most important, appears, from this article, to be the question of Bunting's Christianity, ...

Author: Jon Silkin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349253517

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 423

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In a wide-ranging and compelling account of the life of metrical and free verse in the twentieth century, poet and critic Jon Silkin deepens our understanding of the way poetry works on us. He begins from the premiss that two modes of verse, free and metrical, engage the creative energies of poetry now, creating a rich, fertile environment capable of yielding work valuable to poetry itself and to the society which has given it life. With a practitioner's empathy Silkin reads the poetry of Whitman, Hopkins, Eliot, Pound, Lawrence, Dylan Thomas, Bunting and eight British poets from the post-second World War period to illustrate how free and metrical verse create, separately or together, a poetic harmony. Additionally, he includes crucial statements on modern poetry from poets themselves, concluding with a fine memoir of Basil Bunting by Connie Pickard, published in book-form for the first time.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry

A Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry

Warren's fixation on poetry as a means of representing poetic struggles themselves can perhaps best be understood through his ... unmatched – and entertaining – analytic skills with a sometimes strident campaign against Christian belief ...

Author: Neil Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470998663

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 648

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In the twentieth century more people spoke English and more people wrote poetry than in the whole of previous history, and this Companion strives to make sense of this crowded poetical era. The original contributions by leading international scholars and practising poets were written as the contributors adjusted to the idea that the possibilities of twentieth-century poetry were exhausted and finite. However, the volume also looks forward to the poetry and readings that the new century will bring. The Companion embraces the extraordinary development of poetry over the century in twenty English-speaking countries; a century which began with a bipolar transatlantic connection in modernism and ended with the decentred heterogeneity of post-colonialism. Representation of the 'canonical' and the 'marginal' is therefore balanced, including the full integration of women poets and feminist approaches and the in-depth treatment of post-colonial poets from various national traditions. Discussion of context, intertextualities and formal approaches illustrates the increasing self-consciousness and self-reflexivity of the period, whilst a 'Readings' section offers new readings of key selected texts. The volume as a whole offers critical and contextual coverage of the full range of English-language poetry in the last century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Twentieth Century Poetry

Twentieth Century Poetry

We were agreed , I believe , on one point : that in the history of literature feeling and emotion had been altered ... To limit ourselves to Christian belief , there is religious verse in the thirteenth century , in the seventeenth ...

Author: Graham Martin

Publisher: Milton Keynes : Open University Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106001866562

Category: American poetry

Page: 476

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Categories: American poetry



This book explores numerous ways in which poets from across the twentieth century respond to ideas of depth and the deep.



ISBN: 1789620333



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Theology and Literature after Postmodernity

Theology and Literature after Postmodernity

She is currently completing a monograph, Deep Calls to Deep: Twentieth Century Poetry and Christian Belief, for the Liverpool University Press 'Poetry' series and has recently published articles in Literature and Theology, Symbolism and ...

Author: Zoë Lehmann Imfeld

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567304148

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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This volume deploys theology in a reconstructive approach to contemporary literary criticism, to validate and exemplify theological readings of literary texts as a creative exercise. It engages in a dialogue with interdisciplinary approaches to literature in which theology is alert and responsive to the challenges following postmodernism and postmodern literary criticism. It demonstrates the scope and explanatory power of theological readings across various texts and literary genres. Theology and Literature after Postmodernity explores a reconstructive approach to reading and literary study in the university setting, with contributions from interdisciplinary scholars worldwide.
Categories: Religion

Twentieth century American Literature

Twentieth century American Literature

The evolutionary metaphor persisted in Pratt's work long after it had ceased to have much force for the twentieth - century poetic and philosophic mind . The evolutionary theory came into conflict , of course , with the Christian belief ...



ISBN: UOM:39015013113173

Category: American literature


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Categories: American literature

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

But in this secularist century, poetry's mirror could only self-reflect. Both of these brilliant poets held the mirror ... In this climate, the few literary critics with a sympathy for religious belief were naturally on the defensive.

Author: Frank Burch Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190871192

Category: Art

Page: 565

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Nearly every form of religion or spirituality has a vital connection with art. Religions across the world, from Hinduism and Buddhism to Eastern Orthodox Christianity, have been involved over the centuries with a rich array of artistic traditions, both sacred and secular. In its uniquely multi-dimensional consideration of the topic, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts provides expert guidance to artistry and aesthetic theory in religion. The Handbook offers nearly forty original essays by an international team of leading scholars on the main topics, issues, methods, and resources for the study of religious and theological aesthetics. The volume ranges from antiquity to the present day to examine religious and artistic imagination, fears of idolatry, aesthetics in worship, and the role of art in social transformation and in popular religion-covering a full array of forms of media, from music and poetry to architecture and film. An authoritative text for scholars and students, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts will remain an invaluable resource for years to come.
Categories: Art

Belief History and the Individual in Modern Chinese Literary Culture

Belief  History and the Individual in Modern Chinese Literary Culture

If that name is not affirmed, then what on earth is this belief based upon? It is probably for this reason that Christian poetry in China, from Bing Xin in the early twentieth century to Shi Wei's 2007 collection and to the Christian ...

Author: Artur K. Wardega

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443807913

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 190

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A value system in constant change; a longing for stability amid uncertainties about the future; a new consciousness about the unlimited challenges and aspirations in modern life: these are themes in modern Chinese literature that attract the attention of overseas readers as well as its domestic audience. They also provide Chinese and foreign literary researchers with complex questions about human life and achievements that search beyond national identities for global interaction and exchange. This volume presents ten outstanding essays by Chinese and European scholars who have undertaken such exchange for the purpose of examining the individual and society in modern Chinese literature.
Categories: Literary Collections

Symbolism 12 13

Symbolism 12 13

She is completing a monograph on 'Twentieth Century Poetry and Christian Belief' and has published in the areas of Anglican writing, poetry (including several articles on Alexander Pope), ecospirituality and women writers (including ...

Author: Rüdiger Ahrens

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110297201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 431

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Magic realism has become a significant mode of expression in Jewish cultural production. This special focus of Symbolism for the first time explores in a comparative and transnational approach the magic realist engagement of Jewish writers, artists, and filmmakers from the Diaspora and from Israel with issues of identity, oppression and persecution as well as the Holocaust.
Categories: Literary Criticism