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Poetry and Class

Authors: Byrne, Sandie

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  • Examines a broad historical range of poetry, from early modern to contemporary poetry
    Pays attention to upper- and middle-class poets in addition to the working-class poets usually examined
    Examines dialect and accent as well as making overt statements about language and power 

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This study discusses the representation of class in poetry in English from Britain and Ireland between the fourteenth and twenty-first centuries, and the effect of class on the production, dissemination, and reception of that poetry. It looks at the factors which enable and obstruct the production of poetry, such as literacy, education, patronage, prejudice, print, and the various alleged revivals of poetry in Britain, and the relationship between class and poetic form. Whilst this is a survey that cannot be comprehensive, it offers a number of case-studies of poets and poems from each period considered.

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Dr Sandie Byrne is Associate Professor in English Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford. She is the author of a number of works on poetry, including Tony Harrison: Loiner (1997); H., v., & O: The Poetry of Tony Harrison (1999), and The Poetry of Ted Hughes (2014).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poetry and Class
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29302-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29302-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29301-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 453
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