By Luke Roberts
This booklet examines the literary effect of famed British poet, Barry MacSweeney, who labored on the leading edge of poetic discovery in post-war Britain. Agitated both by means of politics and the probabilities of inventive experimentation, Barry MacSweeney was once ridiculed within the press, his literary popularity purely improving in the direction of the tip of his lifestyles which was once minimize brief by means of alcoholism. With shut readings of MacSweeney along his contemporaries, precursors, and impacts, together with J.H. Prynne, Shelley, Jack Spicer, and Sylvia Plath, Luke Roberts bargains a clean creation to the sector of contemporary poetry. Richly specific with archival and bibliographic learn, this booklet recovers the social and political context of MacSweeney’s fascinating, tough, and debatable impression on sleek and modern poetry.
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Barry MacSweeney and the Politics of Post-War British Poetry: Seditious Things (Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics) by Luke Roberts