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‘ “Unworthy of a Serious Song?”: Twentieth-Century Love Poetry and its Critics’

Hancock, Timothy (2003) ‘ “Unworthy of a Serious Song?”: Twentieth-Century Love Poetry and its Critics’. The Cambridge Quarterly, 32 (1). pp. 1-25. [Journal article]

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The sub-genre of love poetry, historically central to the development of verse in the English language, has been strangely neglected since its heyday in Victorian times. This essay attempts to account for its declining reputation in the twentieth century, both with influential poets and academic critics, identifying the modernist tenet of impersonality and the New Critical aversion to extrinsic and biographical material as major hindrances to the appreciation of what is a uniquely 'personal' and autobiographical form of writing.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute > English
ID Code:13249
Deposited By: Dr Tim Hancock
Deposited On:11 May 2010 08:22
Last Modified:09 May 2016 11:01

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