Barry MacSweeney and the Politics of Post-War British by Luke Roberts

By Luke Roberts

This publication 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 via politics and the chances of inventive experimentation, Barry MacSweeney was once ridiculed within the press, his literary acceptance purely convalescing in the direction of the top of his existence which used to be reduce brief via alcoholism. With shut readings of MacSweeney along his contemporaries, precursors, and impacts, together with J.H. Prynne, Shelley, Jack Spicer, and Sylvia Plath, Luke Roberts deals a clean advent to the sphere of recent poetry. Richly specific with archival and bibliographic examine, this booklet recovers the social and political context of MacSweeney’s interesting, tough, and debatable influence on glossy and modern poetry.

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