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Volume : III, Issue : XI, December - 2013

The Poetry Of Thom Gunn : An Overview

Iram Siddiqui

DOI : 10.9780/22307850, Published By : Laxmi Book Publication

Abstract :

Thom Gunn, who has been a long time resident of California, dominated English poetry in 1960s and 1970s. He combines a respect for traditional poetic forms with an interest in popular topics, such as the Hell's Angels, LSD and homosexuality. His poetry was associated with the Movement and also with the works of Ted Hughes. Gunn's poetry, together with that of Philip Larkin, Donald Davie and other members of the Movement, has been described as 'emphasizing purity of diction and neutral tone……. encouraging a more spare language and a desire to represent a seeing of the world with fresh eyes'.

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Iram Siddiqui, (2013). The Poetry Of Thom Gunn : An Overview. Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol. III, Issue. XI, DOI : 10.9780/22307850,

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  1. Blake Morrison, Dictionary of Literary Biography, p. 329.
  2. Ibid, p. 328.
  3. P. R. King, Nine Contemporary Poets: A Critical Introduction, p. 105.
  4. C.B. Cox and A.E. Dayson, Modern Poetry Studies in Practical Criticism, p. 30-31.
  5. Clive Wilmer (Introduction), The Occasions of Poetry: Essays in Criticism and Autobiography, p.11.

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