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Strange Likeness: The Use of Old English in Twentieth-Century Poetry

Chris Jones

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278329
eISBN:
9780191707889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278329.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book provides the first full account of how major 20th-century poets studied, appropriated, and redeployed Old English (or Anglo-Saxon) poetry in their own work. The book concentrates on the ... More


The Author as DJ

Michael Gardiner

in From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622320
eISBN:
9780748653393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622320.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter takes the experimental work of Edwin Morgan and shows how he alters the position of the author in a way that can be read as direct criticism of Enlightenment. It suggests, with reference ... More


Off-Concrete: Edwin Morgan

Greg Thomas

in Border Blurs: Concrete Poetry in England and Scotland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620269
eISBN:
9781789629538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620269.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The Glaswegian poet Edwin Morgan coined the term ‘off-concrete’ to describe one of his own concrete poems. In this chapter, the term is used to characterise his overall approach to the style, which ... More


Border Blurs: Concrete Poetry in England and Scotland

Greg Thomas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620269
eISBN:
9781789629538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620269.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book presents the first in-depth account of the relationship between English and Scottish poets and the international concrete poetry movement of the 1950s-70s. Concrete poetry was a literary ... More


Poetry in the Age of Darwin

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter argues that both the so-called eclipse of Darwinism around the turn of the last century and disputes between current evolutionists have been overplayed. It then briefly addresses the ... More


The Stealthy Applicant

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's appointment to the Supreme Court under President Ulysses S. Grant's administration. Three weeks after Stanton left the War Department, Senator Edwin Morgan ... More


Achieve Further through Elegy

Fiona Green

in W.S. Graham: Speaking Towards You

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235699
eISBN:
9781846314407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235699.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In his essay ‘A Poet's Letters’, Edwin Morgan begins the tribute to his friend W. S. Graham with an early letter which ‘showed two things which were always important to the latter: the reading aloud ... More


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