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The Muse's Dilemma

The Muse's Dilemma IF we are to understand the peculiar dilemma of modern poetryand it would be excess of optimism to claim that poetry is in a healthy or stable conditionwe must resolutely set aside those poets who have outlived their prime or ceased to be influences. Davies, De La Mare, Masefield, Hodgson, Housman, Bottomley and the rest are not the poets of today but of yesterday. To consider them in this paper would also mean considering, for example, Sir William Watson, who struts unconvincingly in the borrowed traditional singingrobes of the Victorians. Nor can we consider the Georgian Group, who twittered very prettily together when http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

The Muse's Dilemma

Library Review , Volume 4 (3): 5 – Mar 1, 1933

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0024-2535
DOI
10.1108/eb011968
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Abstract

IF we are to understand the peculiar dilemma of modern poetryand it would be excess of optimism to claim that poetry is in a healthy or stable conditionwe must resolutely set aside those poets who have outlived their prime or ceased to be influences. Davies, De La Mare, Masefield, Hodgson, Housman, Bottomley and the rest are not the poets of today but of yesterday. To consider them in this paper would also mean considering, for example, Sir William Watson, who struts unconvincingly in the borrowed traditional singingrobes of the Victorians. Nor can we consider the Georgian Group, who twittered very prettily together when

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Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1933

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