By Ian Hamilton
Ian Hamilton's final e-book, released posthumously in 2002, is a commonly fabulous revisiting of the idea that of Samuel Johnson's vintage Lives of the English Poets, in which Hamilton considers forty five deceased poets of the 20th century, providing his own estimation of what claims they are going to have on posterity and 'against oblivion.' Examples of every poet's verse accompany Hamilton's textual content, making the e-book either a provocative primer and a type of severe anthology.
'The affective strength of this book... lies in its understatement and its knowing of what we'd care approximately. From a century of Manifestoes and routine, Hamilton works as a corrective for the neighborhood and particular... his suggestion of poetry, of what made greatness in poetry, emerges intact from each one measured sentence. His feedback constantly pointed you in the direction of all that he may locate that used to be real in a bit of writing.' Tim Adams, Observer
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Against Oblivion: Some Lives of the Twentieth-Century Poets by Ian Hamilton