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The Confessional Poets (A Chicago Classic)

Phillips, Robert

Verlag: Southern Illinois University Press, 1973
ISBN 10: 0809306425 / ISBN 13: 9780809306428
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Titel: The Confessional Poets (A Chicago Classic)

Verlag: Southern Illinois University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1973

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Confessional poetry as a genre was first characterized by the critic M. L. Rosenthal in 1959. It has become a potent force, and its practitioners the poetic voices of our time. The poetry is highly subjective, written with frankness and lack of re­straint, and focuses on the ugliness of life. Its leading practitioners, Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton, W. D. Snodgrass, and John Berryman, have all been recipients of the highest awards in literature, including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Poetry.


Robert Phillips, a critic and also a poet, here directs our attention to the genre in the first book on the subject. In addition to the poets noted above, he discusses the work of Theodore Roethke, Sylvia Plath, Stanley Kunitz, Delmore Schwartz, and Allen Ginsberg.


Especially valuable are the author?s defi­nition and historical review of the genre and his use of interviews and personal comments. An appraisal of the genre, his book is also a guide to new avenues open to poets writing today.

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Robert Phillips has taught at Syracuse, where he received his A.B. and M.A. de­grees, and at the New School for Social Research. He lives in Purdy?s, New York.

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