Author: Mohan G RamananPublisher: Orient BlackSwanYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 152ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788125052821
Critical Editions is a series intended to bring literary texts closer to general readers. This anthology of modern British poetry includes representative poems by the important poets of the canon and helps introduce the reader to the sheer exuberance and variety of this period in British poetry. The detailed introduction offers a survey of the main themes, styles and poets. The commentaries accompanying each poem will enable students to unravel the more obscure references and contextual implications of the poem in question. The edition includes a select bibliography in the area to enable further reading and research.
ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgementsNote to Teachers and LearnersIntroductionThe PrecursorsEzra PoundThe ‘English’ Strain: The Hardy LineThe Modernists: The Fascination of a Past with ‘Unified Sensibility’Organic Society and Organic PoetryThomas Stearns EliotWilliam Butler YeatsThe ThirtiesPoets of the FortiesThe Movement PoetsThe Sixties and SeventiesThe EightiesContemporary VerseSelect Bibliography1. Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)The Darkling ThrushThe Convergence of the TwainThe Voice2. Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)God’s GrandeurThe WindhoverThou art Indeed Just, Lord, if I Contend3. William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)The Lake Isle of InnisfreeThe Wild Swans at CooleEaster 1916The Second ComingA Prayer for My DaughterSailing to ByzantiumThe Circus Animals’ Desertion4. Walter de la Mare (1873–1956)The ListenersThomas Hardy5. Edward Thomas (1878–1917) 60The OwlOctoberThe Gypsy6. Ezra Pound (1885–1972) 64A PactIn a Station of the Metro7. David Herbert Lawrence (1885–1930)Last Lesson of the AfternoonSnakeBavarian Gentians8. Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888–1965)The Love Song of J. Alfred PrufrockThe Waste Land9. Wilfred Owen (1893–1918)Anthem for Doomed YouthStrange MeetingFutility10. Wystan Hugh Auden (1907–73)The LetterOur Hunting FathersIn Memory of W. B. Yeats11. Dylan Thomas (1914–53)A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London12. Philip Larkin (1922–85)Church Going13. Ted Hughes (1930–98)The Horses14. Seamus Heaney (1939–)Death of a Naturalist15. Craig Raine (1944–)A Martian Sends a Postcard Home