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Basil Bunting (1900–1985)

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Ever the maverick, Basil Bunting was one of the most English as well as the most Americanized of modern British poets. Born in Northumbria, in northern England, in 1900, and educated largely at Quaker boarding schools, he declared himself a conscientious objector in World War I and served a term in vis mere prison. After a year and a half at the London School of Economics, he traveled extensively-particularly in Paris and later in Italy. He supported himself through journalism, often doing music reviews. During World War II, he worked for the British merchant navy and was then sent to Persia by the government, eventually becoming Persian correspondent for the London Times. Work for an English provincial newspaper followed, and in the mid-1960s he returned to poetry and achieved his first public success with the autobiographical poem Briggflatts (1965). The unlikely duo of William Wordsworth and Ezra Pound exerted major influences on Bunting's work. From Wordsworth came the preoccupation with rural life in his native Northumbria, which constitutes his best subject. From Pound came the verse techniques of American modernism with which Bunting presents his material. Pound helped him get his first volume of verse published. Almost ignored in Britain until the late 1960s, Bunting later became an influential conduit of modernist techniques into native British poetry. His own formal innovations consist principally in his detailed adaptations of musical structures and forms for verbal art. Bunting died in 1985. vis mindre

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Værker af Basil Bunting

The Complete Poems (1994) 181 eksemplarer
Collected Poems (1968) 88 eksemplarer
Briggflatts (1966) 86 eksemplarer
The Poems (2016) 25 eksemplarer
Uncollected Poems (Oxford Poets) (1991) 8 eksemplarer
The spoils (1965) 6 eksemplarer
Loquitur (1965) 5 eksemplarer
Poems: 1950 (1950) 4 eksemplarer
A Note on Briggflatts 3 eksemplarer
Three Essays 2 eksemplarer
Two poems 2 eksemplarer

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World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Bidragyder — 450 eksemplarer
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver446 eksemplarer
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver289 eksemplarer
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver167 eksemplarer
Emergency Kit (1996) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver109 eksemplarer
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
A Speaking Silence: Quaker Poets of Today (2013) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Epitaphs for Lorine — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Catgut and blossom : Jonathan Williams in England — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer

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An effective intertwining of the poet's own memories with elements of the history of the North. This is also very much poetry for the ear, foregrounding the local dialect. One can see the legacy of the imagist emphasis on specificity of both word and image, and the paring down of text to its essentials.
jsburbidge | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 2, 2018 |
Enjoyed it, but having left this review for a couple of weeks, I'm concerned by how little I remember. Very modernist, if I recall correctly, with some wonderful pastoral imagery... That's about all that stuck with me.
sometimeunderwater | 1 anden anmeldelse | Mar 20, 2015 |
One of the finest poets of the 20th Century. Northumbrian.
dirkjohnson | Jul 24, 2008 |


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