Shades of Authority: The Poetry of Lowell, Hill and Heaney (Liverpool University Press - Liverpool English Texts & Studies)

Shades of Authority: The Poetry of Lowell, Hill and Heaney (Liverpool University Press - Liverpool English Texts & Studies)

Stephen James


What is the connection among poetry and gear? should still poetry be thought of a style of authority or an impotent medium? And why is it that the trendy poets most ordinarily considered as authoritative are accurately these whose works strive against with a feeling of creative inadequacy? Such questions lie on the center of Shades of Authority, prompting clean insights into 3 of crucial poets of contemporary a long time: Robert Lowell, Geoffrey Hill, and Seamus Heaney. via attentive shut readings, James exhibits how their responsiveness to issues of political and cultural import lends weight to the belief of poetry as authoritative utterance—but additionally how every one is exercised via a feeling of the constraints and liabilities of language itself.

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