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An interesting collection An intelligent and thoughtful selection by Robin Skelton So many Of The Poems Were the Witchcraft for Tomorrow poems were as a response to crises the Spanish Civil War the rise of Fascism the coming of further global warWhere is the euivalentoetry of 2016 We need oetic truth now than ever All the greats are here with many of their most famous oems but for me it is Louis Macneice that I find most engaging and most underrated Love this collection from the cubist cover to the light The Wedding Redux penguin blue to some nifty moving if sometimes overdramaticoems like Rex Warner s hymn and sonnet willian empson s just a smack at Auden and missing dates Gavin ewart s Audenesue for an initiation Michael roberts the secret springs wh auden s and I remember Spain Not a big Rolling Thunder poetryerson but I enjoyed much of what was in here Never before have I read a book that so represented its times The Ye Castle Stinketh: Could You Survive Living in a Castle? poetry in here is wonderful and has a distinctive flavor stuff like this simply isn t written any styles changeI don t know It s also good to see howoets fit into their times if this makes any sense Sometimes I think if we ublished a book of representative oetry from each year we would know. Auden Day Lewis Spender MacNeice and the other key oets of the Thirties were children know. Auden Day Lewis Spender MacNeice and the other key oets of the Thirties were children the First World War obsessed by war and by communalism by the class struggle and a assionate belief in oets as eople whose actions are as u. A great deal about history than what we do The 1930s for oets depression new olitics and a gathering storma self consciousness and awareness and the idealised romance of the Spanish civil warthe big hitters are hereLouis Macneice something of a depressive divorcee displaced Irishman class warrior wandering in London Rain and ondering imperial shame in the British Museum reading roomAuden oster boy for disaffected distance going to neutral America and waiting for 1939 to burn back in EuropeLaurie Lee drifting far from sleepy Gloucestershire and laying fiddle for his supper in small Spanish townsDylan Thomas new daring thought rose that still sparkles and challengesBetjeman s easy rhymes of class rhyme
With Arse But There S Few Better arse but there s few better than a Death in LeamingtonSpender all mystery or nothing and C Day Lewis communist leanings and oor sub Eliot half imagesThe smaller names words still resonate Randall Swingler Norman Cameron Philip O Connorbut only one woman Anne Ridler No one seemed that interested in whatever women had to say it seemsThe 1930s last word to Charles Madge We shall be differently aware we shall see all things new not. Blically important as their oemsFor them the Spanish Civil War epitomized the mood of the times as their symbolic obsessions were transmuted into tragic reality But from within their strongly defined unity of ideals an astonishingly. ,
As a craze or a surprise but hard naked true A real sense of the Killer Games progressiveolitics of the time and how much I ve been underestimating Betjeman I enjoyed and appreciated some of the oems in this book but I was left with a ersistent sense that this generation of oets wasn t as strong as the one that receded it no talent on the scale of TS Eliot For ExampleIt Didn T Help That The Poems I Thought exampleIt didn t help that the Cocksure poems I thought best in this volume were by Dylan Thomas and I already knew thoseAlso less noteseriod detail than other Penguin oetry books I have I ve read the section I need to and I am doubtless that I will be reading it again and
AGAIN IN FUTURE FOR THE ESSAY I HAVE TOin future for the essay I have to I wish I could read the whole thing but at this moment in time I haven t any This is the same roblem I had for Metamorphoses However I love these Porto Bello Gold poems We were focusing on the Spanish Civil Waroetry a war that came between WWI and WWII but is often overshadowed by both It was one of the first wars where British citizens really saw in the ress the horrors of warIf the rest of the 1930s collection is as good as the Spanish Civil War oems then this book easily deserved the rating I have awarded Varied body of The Three Lives of Sonata James poetry emergedRobin Skelton has arranged theoetry to make an illuminating ‘critical essay’ of the Mein Erster Mörder period and in his introduction he brilliantlyrobes the moods and s of an intensely troubled and creative decade.