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Pointing to East and West: British Cold War Poetry

Adam Piette

in The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199559602
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199559602.013.0034

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

Pointing to East and West: British Cold War Poetry

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This chapter examines British post-war poetry, specifically the courting of America and the engagement with Eastern European poets, aiming to map the co-ordinates of the British poetry of the Cold War, and showing the ways the Cold War was withstood and repeatedly lived over and out at the level of the imagination.

Keywords: post-war poetry; Eastern European poets; courting of America; Cold War

Article.  10498 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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