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New Light on Tony Harrison

Edith Hall


This volume of essays arose from a conference which marked the 80th birthday of prizewinning British poet Tony Harrison on 30 April 2017 and with his agreement constitutes his ‘official’ Festschrift. The contributors include practising poets, playwrights, specialists in Classics, Theatre, Translation Studies, English and World Literature, and professionals in media (radio, newspapers, TV and film) where Harrison’s extensive work has been least researched. The aim of the volume is to open up new approaches to the understanding of the work of one of our most important poets. Although it is indee ... More

Keywords: Tony Harrison, Poetry, Working-class, Leeds, Greek, Drama, Film, Socialism, Classicism

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266519
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edith Hall, editor
Professor of Classics, King's College London

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Part I Harrison’s Example

1 Harrison as Elegist

Blake Morrison

Part II Harrison’s Poems

Part III Harrison’s Theatre

Part IV Harrison’s France and Italy

Part V Harrison’s Film Poetry


Richard Eyre