Shades of authority [electronic resource] : the poetry of Lowell, Hill and Heaney / Stephen James.
- Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2007.
- Liverpool English texts and studies.
Liverpool English texts and studies
1 online resource (280 p.)
- Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hill, Geoffrey -- Criticism and interpretation.
Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Authority in literature.
English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
- Electronic books.
- What is the relationship between poetry and power? Should poetry be considered a mode of authority or an impotent medium? And why is it that the modern poets most commonly regarded as authoritative are precisely those whose works wrestle with a sense of artistic inadequacy? Such questions lie at the heart of this study, prompting fresh insights into three of the most significant poets of recent decades: Robert Lowell, Geoffrey Hill and Seamus Heaney. Through attentive close reading and the tracing of dominant motifs in each writer's works, James shows how their responsiveness to matters of pol
- Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Notes on Citations; Introduction; Essays on Robert Lowell; Essays on Geoffrey Hill; Essays on Seamus Heaney; Notes; Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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