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Making It New 1908-1955

The first part explores the stylistic shifts in poetry as the 20th century dawned, when poets began to jettison tradition for modern forms of expression.

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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Wed 13 Aug 2014 01:30

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Narrator Rebecca Front
Production Manager Lia La Via
Writer John Mullen
Editor Brian P Campbell
Producer Sarah Ager
Director Sarah Ager
Executive Producer Julian Birkett

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