Larkins Blues: Jazz, Popular Music, and Poetry B.J. Leggett

ISBN: 9780807123423

Published: August 28th 1999

Hardcover

227 pages


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Larkins Blues: Jazz, Popular Music, and Poetry  by  B.J. Leggett

Larkins Blues: Jazz, Popular Music, and Poetry by B.J. Leggett
August 28th 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 227 pages | ISBN: 9780807123423 | 3.56 Mb

A jazz and blues enthusiast, poet Philip Larkin drew upon both kinds of music as his model for a poetry that would oppose the modernism of Eliot and Pound. This work seeks to demonstrate the extent to which Larkins jazz life, as he referred to it,MoreA jazz and blues enthusiast, poet Philip Larkin drew upon both kinds of music as his model for a poetry that would oppose the modernism of Eliot and Pound.

This work seeks to demonstrate the extent to which Larkins jazz life, as he referred to it, informed his poetry and but also effectively articulates the wider confluence of music and poetry. The study incorporates jazz and blues criticism and discussion of such artists as Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, and the Beatles to illustrate the significance of musical intertext in Larkins poetry.



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