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Poetry & Responsibility

Neil Corcoran


This book considers the kinds of responsibility which some exemplary modern lyric poetry takes on, or to which it makes itself subject - social, cultural, political, aesthetic and personal. It treats its theme in British, Irish and American poets and in some influential foreign-language poets available in influential English translations. The book attends to the poetry of the First World War and the Cold War in such poets as Owen, Rosenberg, Pasternak, Zbigniew Herbert and Robert Lowell; the poetry and politics of modern Ireland in poets such as Yeats, MacNeice and Heaney; and poetry's rela ... More

Keywords: Poetry, Responsibility, Lyric, Elegy, Yeats, Owen, Heaney, O'Hara, Hughes, Dylan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781781380352
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781380352.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil Corcoran, author
University of Liverpool