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Centre And Periphery In Modern British Poetry

Author : Andrew Duncan
ISBN : 0853237441
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Centre and Periphery in Modern British Poetry, Andrew Duncan raises the provocative question of just how accurate—and useful—the concept of a British literary culture is for a nation that stretches over 600 miles and includes four distinct national cultures. He identifies distinct regional poetic traditions in Scotland, Wales, and the north of England, examining writers such as Glyn Jones, Joseph Macleod, and Colin Simms and coming to the startling conclusion that the finest British poets of recent decades have lived not at the heart of "British" literary society, but in the outlands of the British Isles.

The Figure Of The Shaman In Contemporary British Poetry

Author : Shamsad Mortuza
ISBN : 9781443865944
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This genealogical study focuses on the work of five contemporary British poets in order to locate them in a counter cultural tradition that is informed by strategic responses to ‘state terrorism.’ It identifies some historical moments of ruptures, such as the persecution of the Celtic druids by the Romans, the killing of the Welsh bards by Edward I, the appropriation of bardic materials by Romantic poets writing in a post-French Revolution era, and the beatnik response to a post-World War bipolar world in order to contextualise and discuss the poets of British Poetry Revival writing under Thatcherism. Drawing on Mircea Eliade’s notion of shamanism as ‘archaic techniques of ecstasy,’ these poets have transformed Eliade’s version of the shaman’s ‘elective trauma’ and enacted a critical rejection of totalitarian tools of the state and society. Categorised as the ‘Technicians of the Sacred’ and the ‘Technicians of the Body’ these shamanic poets include Iain Sinclair, Jeremy Prynne, Brian Catling, Barry MacSweeney, and Maggie O’Sullivan. Their poetic strategy is not a New Age fad; it rather investigates and inventories the ‘hidden’ energies of past and present to wrest spirituality away from the confines of religion and politics, while embodying it in textual praxis.

The Cambridge Introduction To British Poetry 1945 2010

Author : Eric Falci
ISBN : 9781107029637
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book provides an overview of poetry from England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland from the postwar period through to the twenty-first century.

The Oxford Handbook Of Contemporary British And Irish Poetry

Author : Peter Robinson
ISBN : 9780191652462
Genre : Poetry
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The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry offers thirty-eight chapters of ground breaking research that form a collaborative guide to the many groupings and movements, the locations and styles, as well as concerns (aesthetic, political, cultural and ethical) that have helped shape contemporary poetry in Britain and Ireland. The book's introduction offers an anthropological participant-observer approach to its variously conflicted subjects, while exploring the limits and openness of the contemporary as a shifting and never wholly knowable category. The five ensuing sections explore: a history of the period's poetic movements; its engagement with form, technique, and the other arts; its association with particular locations and places; its connection with, and difference from, poetry in other parts of the world; and its circling around such ethical issues as whether poetry can perform actions in the world, can atone, redress, or repair, and how its significance is inseparable from acts of evaluation in both poets and readers. Though the book is not structured to feature chapters on authors thought to be canonical, on the principle that contemporary writers are by definition not yet canonical, the volume contains commentary on many prominent poets, as well as finding space for its contributors' enthusiasms for numerous less familiar figures. It has been organized to be read from cover to cover as an ever deepening exploration of a complex field, to be read in one or more of its five thematically structured sections, or indeed to be read by picking out single chapters or discussions of poets that particularly interest its individual readers.

Savage Survivals

Author : Andrew Duncan
ISBN : 1905700032
Genre : Poetry
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A collection of works, written by the author of Switching and Main Exchange, Pauper Estate, Anxiety Before Entering a Room and The Imagination in Geometry, as well as the critical volumes, The Failure of Conservatism in Modern British Poetry and Centre and Periphery.

Hidden In Plain Sight

Author : Eviatar Zerubavel
ISBN : 9780199366637
Genre : Social Science
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Many of us take for granted that what we perceive is a completely accurate representation of the world around us. Yet we have all had the experience of suddenly realizing that the keys or glasses that we had been looking for in vain were right in front of us the whole time. The capacity of our sense organs far exceeds our mental capabilities, and as such, looking at something does not guarantee that we will notice it. Our minds constantly prioritize and organize the information we take in, bringing certain things to the foreground, while letting others - that which we deem irrelevant - recede into the background. What ultimately determines what we perceive, and what we do not? In this fascinating book, noted sociologist Eviatar Zerubavel argues that we perceive things not just as human beings but as social beings. Drawing on fascinating examples from science, the art world, optical illusions, and all walks of life, he shows that what we notice or ignore varies across cultures and throughout history, and illustrates how our environment and our social lives - everything from our lifestyles to our professions to our nationalities - play a role in determining how we actually use our senses to access the world. A subtle yet powerful examination of one of the central features of our conscious life, this book offers a way to think about all that might otherwise remain hidden in plain sight.

Fulfilling The Silent Rules Inside Outside In Modern British Poetry 1960 1990

Author : Andrew Duncan
ISBN : 1848616090
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the missing volume in Andrew Duncan's compendious survey of British poetry in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. An overview of trends during a period of more than 30 years, and a consideration of some individual poets whom Duncan feels deserve greater attention.

The Poetry Review

Author : Stephen Phillips
ISBN : UOM:39015066376289
Genre : Poetry
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A Reader S Guide To Fifty Modern British Poets

Author : Michael Schmidt
ISBN : PSU:000028591702
Genre : Literary Criticism
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