Itten as a response to crises the Spanish Civil War the "rise of Fascism the coming of further global warWhere is the "of Fascism the coming of further global warWhere is the poetry of 2016 We need poetic truth now than ever 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 A real sense of the progressive politics of the time and how much I ve been underestimating Betjeman 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 new thoseAlso less notes period detail than other Penguin poetry books I have 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
thing but at moment in time I haven t any This is the same Varied body of poetry emergedRobin Skelton has arranged 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 decade.
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Love this collection from cubist cover to "the light penguin to some nifty moving "light penguin blue to some nifty moving sometimes poems like Rex Warner s hymn and willian empson s just a smack at Auden and missing dates Gavin ewart s Audenesue for an initiation Michael roberts the secret springs wh auden s and I remember Spain Not a big poetry person but I enjoyed much of what was in here 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 Algorithm Of Future 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 wouldnow a great deal about history than what we do 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 displaced Irishman class Auden Day Lewis Spender MacNeice and the other ey 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 pu. Arrior wandering in London Rain and pondering imperial shame in the "British Museum reading roomAuden poster boy for disaffected distance going to "Museum reading roomAuden poster boy for disaffected distance going to America and waiting for 1939 to burn back in EuropeLaurie Lee drifting far from sleepy Gloucestershire and playing fiddle for his supper in small Spanish townsDylan Thomas new daring thought prose that still sparkles and challengesBetjeman populist easy rhymes of class rhyme with arse but there s few better provincial ends than a Death in all mystery or nothing and C Day Lewis communist leanings and poor sub Eliot half imagesThe smaller names words still resonate Randall Swingler Norman Cameron Philip O Connorbut only one woman Anne Ridler No one seemed that interested in whatever women had to say it seemsThe 1930s last word to Charles Madge We shall be differently aware we shall see all things new not as a craze or a surprise but hard naked true An interesting collection An intelligent and thoughtful selection by Robin Skelton So many of the poems were wr. Blically 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.