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Shades of authority [electronic resource] : the poetry of Lowell, Hill and Heaney / Stephen James.

Author/Creator:
James, Stephen, 1968-
Publication:
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2007.
Series:
Liverpool English texts and studies.
Liverpool English texts and studies
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (280 p.)
Subjects:
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.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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
Contents:
Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Notes on Citations; Introduction; Essays on Robert Lowell; Essays on Geoffrey Hill; Essays on Seamus Heaney; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-78138-838-5
1-84631-404-6
OCLC:
476209614
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