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Collected Poems

Author : Lynette Roberts
ISBN : 9781847775641
Genre : Poetry
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The work of an original haunting poet comes to life again, after fifty years. Lynette Roberts was born in Buenos Aires, a Welsh writer whose best work stands alongisde that of her near-contemporaries: David Jones, R. S. Thomas and Dylan Thomas, and yet an outsider in Wales. She is a war poet: her two published collections are about a woman's life in wartime. But she is also a love poet and a poet of the hearth. A late-modernist, she moves between the mythic and the domestic voices. Her work was praised by, among others, T. S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis and Robert Graves. Experimental and challenging, Roberts opens out the language of poetry, exploring extremes of subject, scale and conception. Now this extraordinary poet is restored to her place in the development of twentieth-century British poetry.
Category: Poetry

Locating Lynette Roberts

Author : Siriol McAvoy
ISBN : 9781786833839
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Lynette Roberts is an extraordinary modernist poet and novelist, with her vivid imagery and restless experimentalism. Her writing displays a kind of double longing – for Wales, and for the Argentina she left behind. Her poetry constantly moves between the colours, mythologies and landscapes of the two countries and, in so doing, poses a series of important questions: where, and what, is home? How do we inhabit a particular time and place? This volume of essays brings together for the first time some of the most important research on Roberts’s work that has emerged since the landmark republication of her Collected Poems in 2005. Written by a range of prominent scholars, writers and poets, each essay strives in some way to ‘place’ Roberts, analysing the environments to which her writing responds and teasing out the interwoven skeins of her national, cultural and political affiliations. Together, they pinpoint key concerns in Roberts’s elusive, haunting work, and define her original contribution to twentieth-century literary culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

Diaries Letters And Recollections

Author : Lynette Roberts
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131706520
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A collection of Lynette Roberts’s prose, this assortment relates her life in rural south Wales during World War II, offering insight into a fascinating period of history and showcasing how ordinary people’s lives were impacted by international events. This assemblage includes “Village Dialect”—Roberts’s highly original account of the genesis of poetic language—as well as her notes on her friends and contemporaries Edith Sitwell and T. S. Eliot and her correspondence with Robert Graves, for whom she helped research “The White Goddess.”
Category: Biography & Autobiography

New Territories In Modernism

Author : Laura Wainwright
ISBN : 9781786832184
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Until very recently, Welsh literary Modernism has been critically neglected, both within and outside Wales. This is the first book devoted solely to the study of Welsh literary Modernism, revealing and examining eight key Anglophone Welsh writers. Laura Wainwright demonstrates how their linguistic experimentation constituted an engagement with the unprecedented linguistic, social and cultural changes that were the making of modern Wales, and formed the crucible for the emergence of a distinct Welsh Modernism. This study of Welsh Modernism challenges conventional literary histories and, in more than one sense, takes Modernism and Modernist studies into new territories.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion To Twentieth Century British And Irish Women S Poetry

Author : Jane Dowson
ISBN : 9780521197854
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Companion is aimed at students and poetry enthusiasts wanting to deepen their knowledge of some of the finest modern poets. It provides new approaches to a wide range of influential women's poetry, a chronology and guide to further reading.
Category: Literary Criticism

Women S Writing Englishness And National And Cultural Identity

Author : M. Joannou
ISBN : 9781137265296
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An original mapping of women's writing in the 1940s and 1950s, this book looks at Englishness and national identity in women's writing and includes writing from Scotland, Wales, Ireland the Indian subcontinent and Africa. The authors discussed include Virginia Woolf, Daphne Du Maurier, Doris Lessing and Muriel Spark.
Category: Literary Criticism

Edinburgh Companion To Twentieth Century British And American War Literature

Author : Adam Piette
ISBN : 9780748653935
Genre : History
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The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ
Category: History

Graves And The Goddess

Author : Ian Firla
ISBN : 1575910551
Genre : Literary Collections
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Examines the language of ancient Celtic and Mediterranean poetic myths, probing the role of the all-encompassing female figure, the White Goddess, in the earliest forms of poetry.
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Twentieth Century Anglo Welsh Poetry

Author : Dannie Abse
ISBN : 1854113569
Genre : Poetry
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"English-language poetry in Wales is largely a twentieth century phenomenon: as this anthology demonstrates, its contribution to poetry in Britain is influential beyond its brief history. First published in 1997, this new edition brings the century completely up to date with the inclusion of work by outstanding new poets Owen Sheers, Sarah Corbett, Kate Bingham, Frances Williams and Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Poetry

Poetry Wales

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ISBN : UOM:39015068938870
Genre : English poetry
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Category: English poetry