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By Neil Roberts

ISBN-10: 0631215298

ISBN-13: 9780631215295

ISBN-10: 1405113618

ISBN-13: 9781405113618

within the 20th century extra humans spoke English and extra humans wrote poetry than within the entire of prior historical past, and this Companion strives to make experience of this crowded poetical period. the unique contributions via major overseas students and working towards poets have been written because the members adjusted to the concept that the chances of twentieth-century poetry have been exhausted and finite. notwithstanding, the quantity additionally seems to be ahead to the poetry and readings that the hot century will convey.

The Companion embraces the intense improvement of poetry over the century in twenty English-speaking international locations; a century which begun with a bipolar transatlantic connection in modernism and ended with the decentred heterogeneity of post-colonialism. illustration of the 'canonical' and the 'marginal' is for this reason balanced, together with the entire integration of ladies poets and feminist techniques and the in-depth remedy of post-colonial poets from a number of nationwide traditions. dialogue of context, intertextualities and formal ways illustrates the expanding self-consciousness and self-reflexivity of the interval, when a 'Readings' part deals new readings of key chosen texts. the amount as a complete bargains serious and contextual assurance of the complete diversity of English-language poetry within the final century.

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