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Poetry of the ThirtiesRation of poets wasn *t as strong as the ONE THAT PRECEDED IT NO TALENT ON THE SCALE that preceded it no talent on the scale TS Eliot *as strong as the one that preceded it no talent on the scale of TS Eliot 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 A real sense of the progressive politics of the time and how much I ve been underestimating Betjeman 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 warrior wandering in London Rain and pondering imperial shame in the British Museum reading roomAuden poster boy for disaffected distance going to neutral 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 s populist easy rhymes of class rhyme with arse but there s few better provincial ends than a Death in LeamingtonSpender all mystery or nothing and. 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

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C Day Lewis communist leanings *And Poor Sub Eliot Half *poor sub Eliot half smaller names words still resonate Randall Swingler Norman Cameron Philip O Connorbut only one woman Anne Ridler No one seemed that
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in whatever 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 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 Gökyüzü Mavi Kaldı 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 Not a big poetry person but I enjoyed much of what was in here Love this collection from the cubist cover to the light penguin blue to some nifty moving if sometimes overdramatic poems like Rex Warner s hymn and sonnet 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 auden s and remember Spai. 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.
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 An intelligent and thoughtful selection by Robin Skelton So many of the poems were written as a response to crises the Spanish Civil War the rise of Fascism the coming of further global warWhere is the euivalent poetry of 2016 We need poetic truth now than ever An interesting collection I
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read the 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 whole thing but at this moment in time I haven t any This is the same problem I had for Metamorphoses However I love *These Poems We Were Focusing On The *poems We were focusing on the Civil War poetry a war that came between WWI and WWII but is often overshadowed by both It was one of the first wars where British citizens really saw in the press the horrors of warIf the rest of the 1930s collection is as good as the Spanish Civil War poems then this book easily deserved the rating I have awarded it I enjoyed and appreciated some of the poems in this book but I was left with a persistent sense that this gene. 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. ,

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