Focusing on the significance of place, connection and relationship in three poets who are seldom considered in conjunction, Rory Waterman argues that Philip Larkin, R.S. Thomas and Charles Causley epitomize many of the emotional and societal shifts and mores of their age. Waterman looks at the foundations underpinning their poetry; the attempts of all three to forge a sense of belonging with or separateness from their readers; the poetsa varying responses to their geographical and cultural origins; the belonging and estrangement that inheres in relationships, including marriage; the forced estrangements of war; the antagonism between social belonging and a need for isolation; and, finally, the charged issues of faith and mortality in an increasingly secularized country.In Thomasa#39;s a#39;anniversarya#39;, however, mutual respect for the sanctity of the individual is an essential ingredient of marriage, and a reason for its a#39;nineteen yearsa#39;. ... opportunities. a much later anniversary poem, a#39;Golden Weddinga#39;, written when Elsi was unwell and a year before she ... to hold their tongues when in one anothera#39;s company; or the speaker may have warmed to his wife because they have a ... If there are thorns in my life, it is she who will press her breast to them and sing.
|Title||:||Belonging and Estrangement in the Poetry of Philip Larkin, R.S. Thomas and Charles Causley|
|Author||:||Dr Rory Waterman|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-02-28|