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The Resource The problem of consciousness in modern poetry, Hugh Underhill

The problem of consciousness in modern poetry, Hugh Underhill

Label
The problem of consciousness in modern poetry
Title
The problem of consciousness in modern poetry
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Underhill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Modernist aesthetics have been identified with a sense of cultural crisis, defined by its distance from an ideal of unified, 'undissociated' consciousness attributed to primitive man. This original study of the problem of consciousness in modern poetry examines the struggle towards that ideal of 'unitary' subjective experience, through close readings of British and Irish poets from Hardy and the Georgian poets, through D. H. Lawrence, Edward Thomas, Yeats, Eliot,
  • MacNeice and Auden, to Ted Hughes. Hugh Underhill argues that the poetry's emphasis on inner states and 'the experience itself' underrepresents the extent to which the crisis is socio-historically determined. Acknowledging the Romantic inheritance of a myth of 'poetry', Underhill embraces both modern poetry's resistance to positivist reductions of the mystery of consciousness, and the clarification of poetry's socio-cultural role (co-ordinating 'inner' and 'outer'
  • worlds) provided by contemporary theories of subjectivity and the text. The problematic status of any notion of the unitary in the twentieth century is shown to give space at least for experiencing indeterminacy as a field of creative choice and freedom
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Underhill, Hugh
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Consciousness in literature
Label
The problem of consciousness in modern poetry, Hugh Underhill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 326-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the inward revolution -- 1. From Georgian origins to 'Romantic primitivism': D. H. Lawrence and Robert Graves -- 2. Strangers to nature: modern nature poetry and the rural myth -- 3. The 'poetical character' of Edward Thomas -- 4. 'Myself must I remake': W. B. Yeats -- 5. 'Here and now cease to matter': T. S. Eliot -- 6. The work of Man: Louis MacNeice and W. H. Auden -- 7. 'Nothing of our light': Ted Hughes
Control code
ocm24538610
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 341 pages
Isbn
9780521410335
Lccn
91032360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24538610
  • (Sirsi) a432322
Label
The problem of consciousness in modern poetry, Hugh Underhill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 326-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the inward revolution -- 1. From Georgian origins to 'Romantic primitivism': D. H. Lawrence and Robert Graves -- 2. Strangers to nature: modern nature poetry and the rural myth -- 3. The 'poetical character' of Edward Thomas -- 4. 'Myself must I remake': W. B. Yeats -- 5. 'Here and now cease to matter': T. S. Eliot -- 6. The work of Man: Louis MacNeice and W. H. Auden -- 7. 'Nothing of our light': Ted Hughes
Control code
ocm24538610
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 341 pages
Isbn
9780521410335
Lccn
91032360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24538610
  • (Sirsi) a432322

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