Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2018

320 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526125231

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Poetry for historians

Or, W. H. Auden and history

First Edition

Carolyn Steedman

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A new account of the development of history (as a discipline and a way of thinking) in the modern period
  • Offers a persuasive explanation of how historians can use the evidence of poetry (and other literature)
  • Provides an original perspective of W. H. Auden and other poets as historians and historical thinkers
  • Provocatively suggests that comedy has a role in the writing of history

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