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Barthes and Forrest-Thomson

Callie Gardner

in Poetry & Barthes: Anglophone Responses 1970-2000

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941367
eISBN:
9781789629231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941367.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The Scottish poet Veronica Forrest-Thomson (1947-1975) is one of the first poets writing in English to have engaged with Barthes in a major way. Many of her poems reference him and some are titled ... More


Against Extremism

William Wootten

in The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381632
eISBN:
9781781384893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381632.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the attacks against Alvarez's extremism. In the 1960s and 1970s, there appeared something like a sub-genre devoted to attacking the notion of extremism in verse. Charles ... More


Against Extremism

William Wootten

in The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789627947
eISBN:
9781800851054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789627947.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the attacks against Alvarez's extremism. In the 1960s and 1970s, there appeared something like a sub-genre devoted to attacking the notion of extremism in verse. Charles ... More


Veronica Forrest-Thomson and Wendy Mulford:: Lyric Transformations

David Kennedy and Christine Kennedy

in Women's Experimental Poetry in Britain 1970-2010: Body, Time and Locale

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319778
eISBN:
9781781381106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319778.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines what form of social being can be conveyed in poetry by focusing on women’s experimental poetry in Britain. More specifically, it analyses the lyric poems of Veronica ... More


Ode: Veronica Forrest-Thomson and the Artifice of Resuscitation

Gareth Farmer

in Forms of Late Modernist Lyric

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789622423
eISBN:
9781800852785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622423.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

A curious genre, the ode operates as both a celebration and lament: it celebrates and memorialises heroes (for Pindar, the prowess of athletes), but it also laments life’s transience, all the while ... More


Increasing Presence:: With Some Notes on Categories and Methods

David Kennedy and Christine Kennedy

in Women's Experimental Poetry in Britain 1970-2010: Body, Time and Locale

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319778
eISBN:
9781781381106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319778.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book is about experimental poetry written by women in Britain between 1970 and 2010. It places women’s experimental poetry — a critically neglected, significant body of contemporary writing — ... More


Poetry & Barthes: Anglophone Responses 1970-2000

Callie Gardner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941367
eISBN:
9781789629231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941367.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book is the first study of how the work of Roland Barthes, one of the most influential literary theorists of the twentieth century, came to be understood by poets working in English. Beginning ... More


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