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Title: Poetry in process: the compositional practices of D.H. Lawrence, Dylan Thomas and Philip Larkin
Author: Davies, Alexandra Mary
ISNI:       0000 0004 2688 1109
Awarding Body: University of Hull
Current Institution: University of Hull
Date of Award: 2008
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Philip Larkin used the image of Winston Smith's blank notebook in George Orwell's 1984 to illustrate the excitement experienced by the writer faced with an as yet unwritten text. He explains that: the books the past has given usare printed; they are magnificent, but they are finite. Only the blank book, the manuscript book, may be the book we shall give the future. Its potentialities are endless. This study of 'poetry in process' will compare the 'compositional practices' of three twentieth century poets in order to come closer to understanding the means by which poems are written. One conclusion which is perhaps inevitable from such a comparative study as this is that there is not a single approach to writing a poem. Each poet has idiosyncratic habits.
Supervisor: Booth, James Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: English