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Auden, MacNeice, Spender: The Thirties Poetry, PDF eBook

Auden, MacNeice, Spender: The Thirties Poetry PDF


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Through close readings of the major poems written during the 1930s by W.H.Auden, Louis MacNeice and Stephen Spender, this study highlights the often creative quarrel in their work between a sense of poetry as autonomous art and an anti-modernist desire to communicate.

The book does not allow the poetry to be subsumed within some impersonal historical Zeitgeist; instead it concentrates on the issue of poetic achievement, giving individual poems thoughtful and illuminating attention.