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The Resource We British : the poetry of a people, Andrew Marr

We British : the poetry of a people, Andrew Marr

Label
We British : the poetry of a people
Title
We British
Title remainder
the poetry of a people
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Marr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
More than just an anthology, WE BRITISH is a history of Britain told through its poetry. Written by Britain's most celebrated political commentator for World Poetry Day. This is the story of Britain told from inside. Hundreds of thousands of Britons over many centuries have left traces of what it was like to be them - letters, drawings, text messages, emails and social network exhibitionism. But unlike texts, emails or television, poetry allows people from distant times to talk directly to us, with nobody else getting in the way: a mediaeval ploughman, a Tudor drunk or a jilted Georgian woman can look us in the eyes. What follows, then, is not a history of Britain in verse, but an epic story of what it was to be British - which means Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Northumbrian, Mercian as well as English. Combining some of the greatest of our poetry, including poems far too little-known, with explanations and brief historical essays, WE BRITISH amounts to a surprising, uplifting journey towards a new way of thinking about who we have been and who we are
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
941
Index
index present
LC call number
PR502
LC item number
.M29 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
We British : the poetry of a people, Andrew Marr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. The Earliest English Poetry -- 2. Knights in Green Satin -- 3. Fanatics and Courtiers -- 4. England's Miracle -- 5. Beyond the Nymphs and Swains: Renaissance Realities -- 6. Nothing Left But Laughter? Britain's Mullahs Confront the Problem of Pleasure -- 7. The Restoration of What? Satire, Science and Cynicism, as Political Britain is Born -- 8. The Age of Reason. And Slavery, and Filth, and So On -- 9. The Revolution -- 10. Romantic Agonies -- 11. The British Age -- 12. Plush, Mush and a Handful of Titans -- 13. The Poets of More Than One War -- 14. How Modern Were the Modernists? -- 15. Lefties and Righties: Outrage and Laughter in Britain Between the Wars -- 16. Revolt Against the Metropolis: Britain in the 1940s and 50s -- 17. The Age of Larkin -- 18. Fresh Freshness -- 19. Celts, Britons and Their Friends: Modern British Poetry Furth of England -- 20. Here Comes Everybody: The British and Poetry Now
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 651 pages
Isbn
9780008130893
Lccn
2015462941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930069457
Label
We British : the poetry of a people, Andrew Marr
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. The Earliest English Poetry -- 2. Knights in Green Satin -- 3. Fanatics and Courtiers -- 4. England's Miracle -- 5. Beyond the Nymphs and Swains: Renaissance Realities -- 6. Nothing Left But Laughter? Britain's Mullahs Confront the Problem of Pleasure -- 7. The Restoration of What? Satire, Science and Cynicism, as Political Britain is Born -- 8. The Age of Reason. And Slavery, and Filth, and So On -- 9. The Revolution -- 10. Romantic Agonies -- 11. The British Age -- 12. Plush, Mush and a Handful of Titans -- 13. The Poets of More Than One War -- 14. How Modern Were the Modernists? -- 15. Lefties and Righties: Outrage and Laughter in Britain Between the Wars -- 16. Revolt Against the Metropolis: Britain in the 1940s and 50s -- 17. The Age of Larkin -- 18. Fresh Freshness -- 19. Celts, Britons and Their Friends: Modern British Poetry Furth of England -- 20. Here Comes Everybody: The British and Poetry Now
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 651 pages
Isbn
9780008130893
Lccn
2015462941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930069457

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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