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By Fiona Sampson

ISBN-10: 0701186461

ISBN-13: 9780701186463

British poetry is having fun with a interval of remarkable richness and diversity. this can be interesting yet it is also complicated, and throws up the necessity for an enthusiastic consultant which may clarify and have a good time the numerous parallel poetry initiatives now underway.

Beyond the Lyric does simply that. this can be a ebook of enthusiasms: an clever and witty map of up to date British poetry and an intensive, obtainable advisor to dwelling British poets, grouped for the 1st time in line with the type of poetry they write.

In a sequence of groundbreaking new classifications, starting with the bread-and-butter diction of the obvious buyers and finishing at the capacious generosity of the Exploded Lyric, it examines the large diversity of latest traits – from the baroque swagger of the Dandies to the constrained beauty of the Oxford Elegists; from the layered, haunting verse of Mythopoesis to the artistic explorations of the recent Formalists. by means of probing the cultural context from which those teams emerge and transferring the severe concentration again to the paintings itself, Sampson’s astute research illuminates and demystifies every one of those phrases and asks the massive questions on what makes a poem.

The result's a party of poetry as a hooked up, responsive and principally communitarian shape. vigorous, attractive and welcoming, this is often the indispensible and authoritative consultant for an individual who is ever questioned what is going on in British poetry today.

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