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Poetry and Politics

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780748634743
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651900 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634743.003.0008
Poetry and Politics

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This chapter talks about the attempts to bring politics directly into poetry. It first discusses the origins of the literary revival movement, which was able to contain a modern and modernist concern with the remaking of artistic forms. This movement also included an ideological concern to politically, economically and socially restore the life of the nation. The discussion then shifts to MacDiarmid, who was the only poet who appeared to address the question of poetry and politics most directly.

Keywords: poetry and politics; literary revival movement; artistic forms; ideological concern

Chapter.  7087 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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