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'Can't we ever, my love, speak in the same language?': everyday language and creative tension in the poetry of Louis MacNeice

Brown, Richard (2011). 'Can't we ever, my love, speak in the same language?': everyday language and creative tension in the poetry of Louis MacNeice. In: Swann, Joan; Pope, Rob and Carter, Ronald eds. Creativity in Language and Literature: The State of the Art. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 39–54.

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Abstract

This chapter explores MacNeice's appropriation of everyday language in his poetry through his own criticism and subsequent theoretical articulations of the problems of such language. It features detailed commentary on poems from the early 1940s, such as 'Conversation', 'Plain Speaking' and 'The Mixer'.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 Richard Danson Brown
ISBN: 0-230-57560-9, 978-0-230-57560-8
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetAHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council)
Keywords: MacNeice; everyday language; poetry
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > English
Item ID: 31004
Depositing User: Richard Brown
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2012 15:16
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 10:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/31004
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