Poetry & Displacement (Liverpool University Press - Poetry and . . .)

Poetry & Displacement (Liverpool University Press - Poetry and . . .)

Stan Smith


The paradigmatic determine of twentieth-century heritage is the 'displaced person', an idea which emerged from the demographic migrations, deportations and genocidal purges that observed global wars, the destruction and development of country states and the restructuring of the worldwide order which they occasioned. those techniques virtually unavoidably fostered a poetry of exile and expatriation in detail certain up with the event of modernity and the tradition of modernism, culminating, within the postcolonial period, with the globalisation of displacement because the deciding on of postmodernity. during this well timed new quantity popular poetry critic Stan Smith examines a few poets - Plath, Larkin, Heaney, Walcott, Middleton, Fisher, Duffy - in the course of the lens of displacement.

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