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The Resource Poetry & responsibility, Neil Corcoran

Poetry & responsibility, Neil Corcoran

Label
Poetry & responsibility
Title
Poetry & responsibility
Statement of responsibility
Neil Corcoran
Title variation
Poetry and responsibility
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Neil Corcoran's new book considers the kinds of responsibility which some exemplary modern lyric poetry takes on, or to which it makes itself subject - social, cultural, political, aesthetic and personal. It treats its theme in British, Irish and American poets and in some influential foreign-language poets available in influential English translations. The book discusses the poetry of the First World War and the Cold War in such poets as Owen, Rosenberg, Pasternak, Zbigniew Herbert and Robert Lowell; the poetry and politics of modern Ireland in Yeats, MacNeice, Heaney and others; and poetry's relations with prose, painting and song in poets including Frank O'Hara, Ted Hughes and Bob Dylan. It focuses particularly on forms of modern elegy. Poetry & Responsibility includes such topics as: the conflicting impulses in Owen between his obligations as a soldier and as a poet; Yeats's gradual creation of one of his greatest poems out of his responsibilities as an Irish schools inspector; Heaney's requirement that poetry make an 'apology' for itself; O'Hara's deployment of a camp sensibility in the interests of writing a politics of 1950s Black American culture; Herbert's rewriting of Hamlet as a reading of Warsaw Pact Poland; and the political and aesthetic significance of Dylan's restless self-revision. The book argues that exemplary modern lyric poetry can be shown to resist various forms of accommodation or appropriation. In its strategies of opposition, it becomes what Auden calls it in his elegy for Yeats: 'A way of happening, a mouth.' --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Corcoran, Neil
Dewey number
809.14
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1356
LC item number
.C67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Poetry et ..
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  • Lyric poetry
  • Responsibility in literature
  • Lyric poetry / 20th century / History and criticism
  • Responsibility in literature
  • Lyric poetry
  • Responsibility in literature
Target audience
general
Label
Poetry & responsibility, Neil Corcoran
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
868380141
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 218 p.
Isbn
9781781380352
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)868380141
Label
Poetry & responsibility, Neil Corcoran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
868380141
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 218 p.
Isbn
9781781380352
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)868380141

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