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Contemporary British Poetry and the City (Paperback)
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Contemporary British Poetry and the City (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 28/12/2000
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Though poets have always written about cities, the commonest critical categories (pastoral poetry, nature poetry, Romantic poetry, Georgian poetry, etc.) have usually stressed the rural, so that poetry can seem irrelevant to a predominantly urban populati. Explores a range of contemporary poets who visit the 'mean streets' of the contemporary urban scene, seeking the often cacophonous music of what happens here. Poets discussed include: Ken Smith, Iain Sinclair, Roy Fisher, Edwin Morgan, Sean O'Brien, Ciaran Carson, Peter Reading, Matt Simpson, Douglas Houston, Deryn Rees-Jones, Denise Riley, Ken Edwards, Levi Tafari, Aidan Hun, and Robert Hampson. Approaches contemporary poetry within a broad spectrum of personal, social, literary, and cultural concerns. Includes 'loco-specific' chapters, on cities including Hull, Liverpool, London, and Birmingham, with an additional chapter on 'post-industrial' cities such as Belfast, Glasgow and Dundee.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719055942
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 319 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 14 mm


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"Barry's provocative study is a "must-read because he combines penetrating critical and historical perspectives with great skill." --"Choice

"Barry's provocative study is a "must-read" because he combines penetrating critical and historical perspectives with great skill." --"Choice"

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