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Edwardian Poetry
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Edwardian Poetry

Kenneth Millard

Abstract

The poets writing in the first years of the 20th century have commonly been discussed in isolation. This book considers together seven poets — Henry Newbolt, John Masefield, Thomas Hardy, Edward Thomas, A. E. Housman, John Davidson, and Rupert Brooke — and argues that their work is worthy of more serious critical attention than it has previously received. Through an analysis of numerous individual poems, the chapter isolates certain common concerns: the changing and perhaps fading value of England; a distrust of the medium of language itself; a distrust also of the creative imagination. In its ... More

Keywords: Henry Newbolt, John Masefield, Thomas Hardy, Edward Thomas, A. E. Housman, John Davidson, Rupert Brooke, Philip Larkin, British poetry, Modernism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198122258
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122258.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Millard, author
Merton College, Oxford