By Luke Roberts
This ebook 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 probabilities of inventive experimentation, Barry MacSweeney was once ridiculed within the press, his literary attractiveness basically improving in the direction of the tip of his existence which was once reduce 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 deals a clean advent to the sector of contemporary poetry. Richly unique with archival and bibliographic learn, this booklet recovers the social and political context of MacSweeney’s intriguing, not easy, and arguable influence on sleek and modern poetry.
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