Poetry & Responsibility
Neil Corcoran is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool.
Acknowledgements Introduction: The Responsibilities of Poetry Part I 1. The Price of Pity: Wilfred Owen among the Poets of the First World War 2. Isaac Rosenberg’s Possessives 3. A Politics of Translation: Some Modern Hamlets Part II 4. Yeats’s ‘Among School Children’: The Poem and its Critics 5. Question Me Again: Yeats and Heaney 6. The Same Again? Louis MacNeice’s Repetitions 7. The Celebration of Waiting: Moments in the History of Modern Irish Poetry and the Visual Arts 8. The Pools of Shiloh: On Paul Muldoon’s ‘Our Lady of Ardboe’ Part III 9. Everyone and I: Frank O’Hara, Billie Holiday and Modern Elegy 10. Poison and Cure: Ted Hughes’s Prose 11. Back Home: Bob Dylan, Now and Then 12. In Retrospect: Christopher Logue, Anne Carson, David Jones Bibilography Index
Adam Hanna Year's Work in English Studies
Whatever the audience for poetry criticism may be today, this is the kind of book it needs: wide-ranging, eloquent, and a model of intellectual responsibility.
Times Literary Supplement
A beautifully written, immensely knowledgeable and highly readable volume of reflections on 20th century poetry, with an emphasis on the Irish poets Neil Corcoran knows so well and of whom he is a leading expert. Every essay bristles with new apercus, is shapely and penetrating, and has rich and varied ways of engaging with the many poems and poets under consideration.
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: March 18, 2014
Series: Poetry &... 6