Pylon School

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A nickname for the group of younger left‐wing poets of the 1930s, chiefly Auden, Day‐Lewis, MacNeice, and Spender, alluding to the rather self‐conscious use of industrial imagery in their work. Spender's poem ‘The Pylons’ was published in 1933.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

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