By Luke Roberts
This booklet examines the literary impression of famed British poet, Barry MacSweeney, who labored on the leading edge of poetic discovery in post-war Britain. Agitated both through politics and the probabilities of inventive experimentation, Barry MacSweeney used to be ridiculed within the press, his literary popularity in basic terms improving in the direction of the top of his lifestyles which was once lower brief via alcoholism. With shut readings of MacSweeney along his contemporaries, precursors, and affects, together with J.H. Prynne, Shelley, Jack Spicer, and Sylvia Plath, Luke Roberts bargains a clean creation to the sphere of contemporary poetry. Richly designated with archival and bibliographic study, this booklet recovers the social and political context of MacSweeney’s interesting, not easy, and arguable influence on sleek and modern poetry.
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Barry MacSweeney and the Politics of Post-War British Poetry: Seditious Things (Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics) by Luke Roberts