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Published: 31 August 2014

192 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748669417

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Don Paterson

Contemporary Critical Essays

Edited by Natalie Pollard

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Eight essays by leading literary critics and writers, two interviews with Paterson, a critical introduction and a bibliography
  • Considers Paterson>'s place in the contemporary British poetry scene, examining the influence of modern American, English and Irish, European and Scottish literature on his writing
  • nalyses literary qualities across Paterson's poetry and prose, from his sonnets to his long sequences, his aphorisms to his versions and translations
  • Examines Paterson's published theoretical work on poetic form, metre, rhythm and sound and his arguments about lyric practice in his editorial work and his interviews and essays
  • Attends to key issues in British poetry and publishing, including: translation, national and international identities, spirituality and religion, the contemporary poetry industry, poetry and mathematics, the intersections of poetry, art and music, and psychoanalysis and the body.

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