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Author James, Stephen, 1968- author

Title Shades of Authority : the Poetry of Lowell, Hill and Heaney / Stephen James
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 266 pages)
Series Liverpool English Texts and Studies ; 50
Liverpool English texts and studies ; 50
Contents Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Notes on Citations; Introduction; Essays on Robert Lowell; Essays on Geoffrey Hill; Essays on Seamus Heaney; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary What is the relationship between poetry and power? Should poetry be considered a mode of authority or an impotent medium? And why is it that the modern poets most commonly regarded as authoritative are precisely those whose works wrestle with a sense of artistic inadequacy? Such questions lie at the heart of this study, prompting fresh insights into three of the most significant poets of recent decades: Robert Lowell, Geoffrey Hill and Seamus Heaney. Through attentive close reading and the tracing of dominant motifs in each writers works, James shows how their responsiveness to matters of pol
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hill, Geoffrey -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation.
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Authority in literature.
English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1781388385 (electronic bk.)
1846314046 (electronic bk.)
9781781388389 (electronic bk.)
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