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Between Positivism and T. S. Eliot free pdf Several critics have been intrigued by the gap between late Victorian poetry and the more 'modern' poetry of the 1920s. This book attempts to get to grips with the watershed by analysing one school of poetry and criticism written in the first decade of the 20th century until the end of the First World War. To many readers and critics, T.E. Hulme and the Imagists represent little more than a footnote. But they are more than mere stepping-stones in the transition. Besides being experimenting poets, most of them are acute critics of art and literature, and they made the poetic picture the focus of their attention. They are opposed not only to the monopoly of science, which claimed to be able to decide what truth and reality 'really' are, but also to the predictability and insipidity of much of the poetry of the late Tennyson and his successors. Behind the discussions and experiments lay the great question What Is Reality? What are its characteristics? How can we describe it? Can we ever get to an understanding of it? Hulme and the Imagists deserve to be taken seriously because of their untiring efforts, and because they contributed to bringing about the reorientation that took place within the poetical and critical traditions.

About Flemming Olsen

Flemming Olsen was for many years Reader in English Literature and The Teaching of Literature at the University of Copenhagen. His courses included Shakespeare, Fielding, Wordsworth, Arnold, and Eliot. He has written several books and articles, including: Elements of Textual Analysis, Active Grammar, and Thomas Arnold the Teacher. In 2008 the University Press of Denmark published his Between Positivism and T. S. Eliot: Imagism and T. E. Hulme- and in 2010 Sussex Academic published his Leigh Hunt and What is Poetry?

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Author : Flemming Olsen
Publisher : University Press of Southern Denmark
Data Published : 01 April 2008
ISBN : 8776742830
EAN : 9788776742836
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 193 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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