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Y important as their poemsFor them the Spanish Civil War epitomized the mood of the times as their symbolic obsessions were transmuted into tragic reality But from within their strongly defined unity of ideals an astonishingly varied body o. An intelligent and thoughtful selection by Robin Skelton So many of the poems were written as a response to crises the Spani

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Poetry of the Thirties

Auden Day Lewis Spender MacNeice and the other key poets of the Thirties were children of the First World War obsessed by war and by communalism by the class struggle and a passionate belief in poets as people whose actions are as publicall. All the greats are here with many of their most famous poems but for me it is Louis Macneice that I find most engaging and m

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F poetry emergedRobin Skelton has arranged Poetry of eBook #9734 the poetry to make an illuminating ‘critical essay’ of the period and in his introduction he brilliantly probes the moods and s of an intensely troubled and creative decad. Not a big poetry person but I enjoyed much of what was in here


10 thoughts on “Poetry of the Thirties

  1. says:

    The 1930s for poets depression new politics and a gathering storma self consciousness and awareness and the idealised romanc

  2. says:

    I've read the section I need to and I am doubtless that I will be reading it again and again in future for the essay I have to write I wish I could read the whole thing but at this moment in time I haven't any This is the same problem I had for

  3. says:

    All the greats are here with many of their most famous poems but for me it is Louis Macneice that I find most engaging and most underrated

  4. says:

    Never before have I read a book that so represented its times The poetry in here is wonderful and has a distinctive flavor stuff li

  5. says:

    I enjoyed and appreciated some of the poems in this book but I was left with a persistent sense that this generation of poets wasn't as strong as the one that preceded it no talent on the scale of TS Eliot for exampleIt did

  6. says:

    An intelligent and thoughtful selection by Robin Skelton So many of the poems were written as a response to crises the Sp

  7. says:

    Not a big poetry person but I enjoyed much of what was in here

  8. says:

    A real sense of the progressive politics of the time and how much I've been underestimating Betjeman

  9. says:

    An interesting collection

  10. says:

    Love this collection from the cubist cover to the light penguin blue to some nifty moving if sometimes overdramatic poems like Rex Warner's hymn and sonnet willian empson's just a smack at Auden and missing dates Gavin ewart's Aude