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Title: The Georgian poets : a critical examination of their poetry and poetic theory
Author: Cooke, Katharine
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 1973
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As the Introduction explains this thesis sets out to look at the Georgians' achievement in poetry in the light of their intentions as avowed in prose and their methods as exemplified by their poems. This is chiefly a critical exercise but history has been used to clear away the inevitable distortion which results from looking at Georgian poetry after fifty years of Eliot-influenced hostility. The history of the movement is dealt with in Chapter 2. The next three chapters examine aspects of poetry which the Georgians themselves considered most interesting. Chapter 3 deals with form, Chapter 4 with diction and Chapter 5 with inspiration or attitude to subject matter. Chapter 6 looks at the aspect of Georgianism most commonly thought by later readers to define the movement, that is its subjects. Chapter 7 considers the Georgians' outward looking attitude and their concern to popularise poetry as well as looking at the effects on their poetry of their considerable success. In Chapter 8 I examine the Georgian attitude to tradition and the way in which individual poets were influenced by their predecessors. Finally Chapter 9 attempts to make some tentative critical judgments not entirely in line with the Georgians own view of themselves. Two appendices list the poems which are central to this study, those published in the five volumes of Georgian Poetry and the poetry books from which Marsh drew for his anthology and on which I have relied for a more general field of study.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: English Literature