Journals Higher Education



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

First Edition

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