Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 September 2015

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780198744436

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Between Two Fires

Transnationalism and Cold War Poetry

Justin Quinn

  • The first book to look at Cold War Poetry in a transnational context
  • Approaches Anglophone poetry from outside the usual frameworks
  • Shows how Communist cultural discourse played an integral role in postwar anglophone poetry
  • Argues that politics was outsourced to Eastern European poetry in period 1960-1989
  • Shows how postcolonial poets absorbed Communist dissident poets, making postcolonialism safe for the US