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Twentieth Century Poetry: Selves and Situations

Peter Robinson


This book contains a sequence of chapters exploring ways that selves and situations interact and become imaginatively identified in poems. The chapters demonstrate and exemplify how poems can be both attached to and detached from the culture, society, and conditions in which they were written. Each closely-detailed study draws out and underlines both the ubiquity and elusiveness of the self in the situation of the text. The poems are also revealed to be focal points for relations between readerly and writerly selves, and their situations in and over time. Alongside these interrelated concerns, ... More

Keywords: selves, situations, readers, writers, interlocutors, relationship, trust, politics, history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199273256
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273256.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Robinson, author
Visiting Professor of English Literature at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan