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Published: 01 June 2015

224 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781781381632

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The Alvarez Generation

Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter

William Wootten

Liverpool University Press

  • Fascinating, well written study of the group of poets championed by Alvarez in his 1962 anthology The New Poetry
  • Examines Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill and Peter Porter - capturing the emergence of these great talents
  • Large section on Sylvia Plath and her relationship with Ted Hughes
  • Contextualises the poets' work, and how it relates to and challenges each other's work
  • Glowing endorsements for the book from well known critics and poets - Patrick McGuinness and Sean O'Brien
  • The paperback contains a new afterword with important biographical information on Sylvia Plath and reflects on its implications both for the discussions contained in the book and for the study of Plath's work more generally

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