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'Trying to have it both ways': John Ashbery and Anglo-American exchange

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This dissertation explores John Ashbery's interactions with several generations of English poets, during a period which ranges from the late 1940s to the present day. It seeks to support two principle propositions: that Ashbery's engagements with contemporaneous English poets had a decisive influence on his poetic development; and that Ashbery's own poetic and critical work can be employed to revise our understanding of mid-to-late 20th century English poetry. The dissertation d...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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