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The Problem of Consciousness in Modern Poetry Hugh Underhill

The Problem of Consciousness in Modern Poetry

Hugh Underhill

Published July 31st 1992
ISBN : 9780521410335
Hardcover
356 pages
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Modernist aesthetics have been identified with a sense of cultural crisis, defined by its distance from an ideal of unified consciousness. This original study examines the struggle toward that ideal of unitary subjective experience in modern BritishMoreModernist aesthetics have been identified with a sense of cultural crisis, defined by its distance from an ideal of unified consciousness. This original study examines the struggle toward that ideal of unitary subjective experience in modern British and Irish poetry from Hardy to Ted Hughes. Hugh Underhill argues that the poetrys emphasis on inner states underrepresents the extent to which the crisis is in fact socio-historically determined.