Something We Have That They Don'T

Something We Have That They Don'T : British & American Poetic Relations Since 1925

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Something We Have That They DonOCOt presents a variety of essays on the relationship between British and American poetry since 1925. The essays collected here all explore some aspect of the rich and complex history of Anglo-American poetic relations of the last seventy years. Since the dawn of Modernism poets either side of the Atlantic have frequently inspired each otherOCOs developments, from FrostOCOs galvanizing advice to Edward Thomas to rearrange his prose as verse, to EliotOCOs and AudenOCOs enormous influence on the poetry of their adopted nations (OC whichever Auden is, OCO Eliot once replied when asked if he were a British or an American poet, OC I suppose, I must be the otherOCO); from the impact of Charles Olson and other Black Mountain poets on J. H. Prynne and the Cambridge School, to the widespread influence of Frank O'Hara and Robert Lowell on a diverse range of contemporary British poets. Clark and FordOCOs study aims to chart some of the currents of these ever-shifting relations. Poets discussed in these essays include John Ashbery, W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, T. S. Eliot, Mark Ford, Robert Graves, Thom Gunn, Lee Harwood, Geoffrey Hill, Michael Hofmann, Susan Howe, Robert Lowell, and W. B. Yeats."
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  • Electronic book text | 233 pages
  • University of Iowa Press
  • Iowa City, United States
  • English
  • 1587294761
  • 9781587294761

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"The essays in this book are scrupulous as well as imaginative, and the entire collection adds life to the idea of transatlantic modernism. It is sure to be appreciated by readers of Yeats, Auden, Gunn, Lowell, and the other poets, joined here in surprising counterpoint, who prove to be 'Not helplessly strange to the new conditions.'"--David Bromwich, Yale University, author of "Skeptical Music: Essays on Modern Poetry" and "Hazlett: The Mind of a Critic"
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