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The Facts on File companion to British poetry, 1900 to the present /
[edited by] James Persoon, Robert R. Watson.
imprint
New York : Facts On File, c2009.
description
viii, 568 p.
ISBN
9780816064069 (acid-free paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : Facts On File, c2009.
isbn
9780816064069 (acid-free paper)
general note
The Facts on File companion to British poetry, 1900 to the present is part of a four-volume set on British poetry from the beginnings to the present.
catalogue key
6828582
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
In 450 entries ranging in length from 300 to more than 2,500 words each, The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry: 1900 to the Present is a new A-to-Z encyclopedic guide that introduces high school and college students to some of the best-loved 20th and 21st-century British poets and poetry. Appendixes include a general bibliography and a glossary of poetic terms.
Coverage includes:
Poets, from the turn-of-the-century masters to today's most highly acclaimed, including Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, Wilfred Owen, William Butler Yeats, Dylan Thomas, W.H. Auden, Robert Graves, Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, and Geoffrey Hill
Major poems, such as Anthem for Doomed Youth, Sailing to Byzantium, September 1, 1939, and Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Important themes, topics, and movements.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2009-06-01:
This volume, which broadly treats 20th-century British poetry, features over 450 entries covering canonical writers and works, as well as those traditionally neglected. The introduction by editors Persoon (Grand Valley State Univ.) and Watson (emer., GVSU) provides an impressively concise overview of the scope of their subject, which includes English-language authors representative of colonial and postcolonial literary traditions. Entries treat both biographical and critical themes, and essays devoted to specific works are particularly useful for students reading modern poetry in the contexts of literary movements and historical events. Other entries describe significant periodicals and anthologies where seminal works appeared. In addition to delineating the connections between well-known writers and their work throughout the last century, this resource addresses poetry created beyond the margins of academia and scholarly discourse, including formal criticism. All contributions conclude with brief bibliographies. Included are a glossary and bibliography of primary/secondary sources. While targeted to secondary school students and undergraduates, this companion also serves as a compelling review of the diverse development of 20th-century British verse, especially with respect to noncanonical material and figures. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates. J. G. Matthews Washington State University Libraries
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Reference & Research Book News, February 2009
Choice, June 2009
School Library Journal, June 2009
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In 450 entries ranging in length from 300 to more than 2500 words each, this book is an A-to-Z encyclopedic guide that introduces high school and college students to some of the best-loved 20th and 21st-century British poets and poetry.

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