Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorForsyth, Alexanderen
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-13T15:55:02Z
dc.date.available2018-09-13T15:55:02Z
dc.date.issued1971en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/32201
dc.description.abstracten
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is mased on the conviction that the selection of matter is in itself a formalistic activity, and examines in this light how basic shifts in the notional concepts of and attitudes to war from 1914 - 18 engendered technical change.en
dc.description.abstractIn this introductory section I want to examine a number of twentieth-century critical misconceptions about the nature of 'war poetry' as a genus, and about First World. War poetry in particular. Two other considerations seem relevant - the general literary situation and critical climate immediately preceding the poetry of these four dramatic years, and finally, in this context, the con- temporary poet's self-criticisms and their notions of what constituted the poetic function.en
dc.description.abstractSubsequently, I will trace the evolving attitudes to the war in three sections, dealing in turn with the impact of the war on attitudes to nature, on moral and religious attitudes, and on socio-political attitudes, tracing how and why technique and concepts of the poet's function were modified accordingly.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyen
dc.subjectAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2018 Block 20en
dc.titleThe poetics of war, 1914 - 1918: a survey of evolving attitudes - moral, religious, social, political, and to nature - in the poetry of the First World War, and the impact of these on poetic technique and definitions of the poetic functionen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record