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Forms of Late Modernist Lyric

Edward Allen


What do we mean when call something a lyric poem? How many kinds of lyric are there? Are there fewer now than there were in 1920 or 1820 or 1620? The purpose of Forms of Late Modernist Lyric is to show that our oldest styles of poetic articulation have figured all too briefly in modern genealogies of lyric, and that they have proved especially seductive, curiously enough, to avant-garde practitioners in the Anglophone tradition. The poets in question have thickened the texture of lyric practice at a time when the growing tendency in critical circles has been to dissolve points of difference wi ... More

Keywords: lyric, poem, late modernism, avant garde, genre, form

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Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9781789622423
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622423.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward Allen, editor
University of Cambridge

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Edward Allen

Chapter One Aubade

Fiona Green

Chapter Two Hymnody

Matthew Sperling

Chapter Four Elegy

John Wilkinson

Chapter Six Ode

Gareth Farmer

Chapter Seven Souvenir

Esther Osorio Whewell

Chapter Eight Song

Ruth Abbott

Chapter Ten Nocturne

Edward Allen

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