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By Sarah Broom

This e-book presents an enticing, hard and vigorous advent to modern British and Irish poetry. It covers paintings through poets from quite a lot of ethnic and nearby backgrounds and covers a wide variety of poetic types, together with mainstream names like Seamus Heaney and Carol Ann Duffy along extra marginal and experimental poets like Tom Raworth and Geraldine Monk.

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Walter Benjamin, The Origin of German Tragic Drama, trans. Osborne, London 1977, p. 166. There is an enlightening discussion of these notions in Julian Roberts, Walter Benjamin, London 1982, especially pp. 140-148. The point, particularly as described by Isherwood, is concisely related by Samuel Hynes in The Auden Generation, London 1976, pp. 12£r7. Allegory and The Wild Goose Chase 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 47 Gay Clifford, The Transformations of Allegory, London 1974, p. 36. Hynes, The Auden Generation, pp.

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