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Published: 29 January 2008

234 Pages

ISBN: 9780199235803

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Serious Poetry

Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill

Peter McDonald

Peter McDonald offers a controversial reading of twentieth-century British and Irish poetry centred on six figures, all of whom are critics as well as poets: W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Seamus Heaney, and Geoffrey Hill. Serious Poetry provocatively returns these writers to the elements of difficulty and cultural disagreement where they belong.