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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. Never before have I read a book that so represented its times The poetry in here is wonderful and has a distinctive flavor stuff like this simply isn t written any styles changeI don t know It s also good to see how poets fit into their times if this makes any sense Sometimes I think if we published a book of representative poetry from each year we would know a great deal about history than what we do

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Poetry of the Thirties

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

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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. 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 Metamorphoses However I love these poems We were focusing on the Spanish Civil War poetry a war that came between WWI and WWII but is often overshadowed by both It was one of the first wars where British citizens really saw in the press the horrors of warIf the rest of the 1930s collection is as good as the Spanish Civil War poems then this book easily deserved the rating I have awarded it


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 romance of the Spanish civil warthe big hitters are hereLouis Macneice something of a depressive divorcee displace

  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 Metamorphoses However I love these poems We were focusing on the Spanish Civil War poe

  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 like

  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 didn't help that the poems I thought the best in this volume were by Dylan Thomas and I already knew thoseAlso less notes p

  6. says:

    An intelligent and thoughtful selection by Robin Skelton So many of the poems were written as a response to crises the Spanish Civil War the rise of Fascism the coming of further global warWhere is the euivalent poetry of 2016? We need poetic truth now than ever

  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 li