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The Resource The underworld in twentieth-century poetry : from Pound and Eliot to Heaney and Walcott, Michael Thurston

The underworld in twentieth-century poetry : from Pound and Eliot to Heaney and Walcott, Michael Thurston

Label
The underworld in twentieth-century poetry : from Pound and Eliot to Heaney and Walcott
Title
The underworld in twentieth-century poetry
Title remainder
from Pound and Eliot to Heaney and Walcott
Statement of responsibility
Michael Thurston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The hero's descent into the Underworld is not only one of the oldest stories in western literature, it is also one of the most often retold. Why do so many modern poets - British and American, black and white, male and female, from the metropole and from the margins - stage Underworld descents in their work? Through a series of contextualized close readings, this study traces the cultural work performed by modern deployments of the classical narrative. While some poets engage their literary forebears to exorcise anxiety and others use Hell to sharpen their cultural critique, most recent poets, including James Merrill, Derek Walcott, Tony Harrison, and Seamus Heaney, have found the Underworld descent to be a useful framework for addressing the claims of history and politics."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thurston, Michael
Dewey number
821/.9109
Index
index present
LC call number
PR605.O85
LC item number
T49 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • American poetry
  • Voyages to the otherworld in literature
  • Hell in literature
Label
The underworld in twentieth-century poetry : from Pound and Eliot to Heaney and Walcott, Michael Thurston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Declarations of interdependence : the necromantic confrontation with tradition -- Katabasis as cultural critique -- In Nekuia begins responsibility : "Little Gidding" and the postwar necromantic tradition -- James Merrill's "Book of Ephraim" -- Derek Walcott's Omeros -- Tony Harrison's V -- Seamus Heaney's "Station Island"
Control code
316829516
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 216 pages
Isbn
9780230620469
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009013916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)316829516
Label
The underworld in twentieth-century poetry : from Pound and Eliot to Heaney and Walcott, Michael Thurston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Declarations of interdependence : the necromantic confrontation with tradition -- Katabasis as cultural critique -- In Nekuia begins responsibility : "Little Gidding" and the postwar necromantic tradition -- James Merrill's "Book of Ephraim" -- Derek Walcott's Omeros -- Tony Harrison's V -- Seamus Heaney's "Station Island"
Control code
316829516
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 216 pages
Isbn
9780230620469
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009013916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)316829516

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