The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-century Poetry in English

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-century Poetry in English

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This comprehensive guide to modern English poetry should appeal to students and all lovers of poetry. A particular distinction is the inclusion, as contributors, of a number of celebrated poets, offering intriguing author/subject combinations, for example Tom Paulin on Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney on Robert Lowell, and Anne Stevenson on Sylvia Plath. Edited by the distinguished poet and critic, Ian Hamilton, there are entries on some 1500 poets, from W.H. Auden to Benjamin Zephaniah.
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  • Paperback | 620 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 35.56mm | 408.23g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192800426
  • 9780192800428

About Ian Hamilton

About the Editor: The author of several books of poetry, Ian Hamilton is also a well-known biographer whose subjects have included Robert Lowell and J. D. Salinger. Keepers of the Flame, a collection of his literary criticism, was published in 1992.
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A collection which contains many excellent essays ... This volume serves a very good purpose. Stephen Spender, The Times It holds out endless delightful knowledge to all poetry readers. Valentine Cunningham, Observer
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