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Making It New 1908-1955

The first episode explores the stylistic shifts in poetry as the 20th century dawned, when poets began to jettison tradition for modern forms of expression. They would reject the sentiment and moralising of Victorian poetry and call for a new directness and economy of language fitting for a postwar generation. Featuring the works of Ezra Pound, TS Eliot, Edith Sitwell, WH Auden, Stevie Smith, John Betjeman, RS Thomas and Dylan Thomas.

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1 hour

Last on

Wed 13 Aug 2014 01:30


Role Contributor
NarratorRebecca Front
Production ManagerLia La Via
WriterJohn Mullen
EditorBrian P Campbell
ProducerSarah Ager
DirectorSarah Ager
Executive ProducerJulian Birkett

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