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Veronica Forrest-Thomson : Poet on the Periphery, Hardback Book

Veronica Forrest-Thomson : Poet on the Periphery Hardback

Part of the Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics series


This study offers a comprehensive examination of the work of the young poet and scholar, Veronica Forrest-Thomson (1947-1975) in the context of a literary-critical revolution of the late sixties and seventies and evaluates her work against contemporary debates in poetry and poetics.

Gareth Farmer explores Forrest-Thomson's relationship to the conflicting models of literary criticism in the twentieth century such as the close-reading models of F.R Leavis and William Empson, postructuralist models, and the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Written by the leading scholar on Forrest-Thomson's work, this study explores Forrest-Thomson's published work as well as unpublished materials from the Veronica Forrest-Thomson Archive.

Drawing on close readings of Forrest-Thomson's writings, this study argues that her work enables us reevaluate literary-critical history and suggests new paradigms for the literary aesthetics and poetics of the future.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 219 pages, 6 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 219 p. 6 illus.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
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  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9783319627212

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