By Alex Latter, Erik Tonning, Matthew Feldman
Regardless of the brevity of its run and the diminutive measurement of its viewers, The English Intelligencer is a key e-book within the historical past of literary modernism within the British Isles. rising within the mid-1960s from a dissatisfaction with the existing norms of 'Betjeman's England', the younger writers linked to it have been catalysed via the instance of Donald Allen's The New American Poetry as they sought to set up a revitalised modernist poetics.
Late Modernism and The English Intelligencer gives the 1st complete account of the intense background of this booklet, bringing to mild wide new archival fabric to set up an authoritative contextualisation of its operation and its courting with post-war British poetry. This fabric presents compelling new insights into the paintings of the Intelligencer poets themselves and, extra generally, the ongoing presence of a world poetic modernism as a necessary strength in Britain within the moment half the 20th century.
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