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The Resource Poets and the Peacock dinner. The literary history of a meal, lucy McDiarmid

Poets and the Peacock dinner. The literary history of a meal, lucy McDiarmid

Label
Poets and the Peacock dinner. The literary history of a meal
Title
Poets and the Peacock dinner. The literary history of a meal
Statement of responsibility
lucy McDiarmid
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On January 18, 1914, seven male poets gathered to eat a peacock. W.B. Yeats and Ezra Pound, the celebrities of the group, led four lesser-known poets to the Sussex manor house of the man they were honouring, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt: the poet, horse-breeder, Arabist, and anti-imperialist married to Byron's only granddaughter. In this story of the curious occasion that came to be known as the 'peacock dinner, ' immortalized in the famous photograph of the poets standing in a row, Lucy McDiarmid creates a new kind of literary history derived from intimacies rather than 'isms.' The dinner evolved from three close literary friendships, those between Pound and Yeats, Yeats and Lady Gregory, and Lady Gregory and Blunt, whose romantic affair thirty years earlier was unknown to the others. Through close readings of unpublished letters, diaries, memoirs, and poems, in an argument at all times theoretically informed, McDiarmid reveals the way marriage and adultery, as well as friendship, offer ways of transmitting the professional culture of poetry. Like the women who are absent from the photograph, the poets at its edges (F.S. Flint, Richard Aldington, Sturge Moore, and Victor Plarr) are also brought into the discussion, adding interest by their very marginality. This is literary history told with considerable style and brio, often comically aware of the extraordinary alliances and rivalries of the 'seven male poets' but attuned to significant issues in coterie formation, literary homosociality, and the development of modernist poetics from late-Victorian and Georgian beginnings. 00
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McDiarmid, Lucy
Dewey number
821.9109
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR601
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen
  • Plarr, Victor
  • Moore, T. Sturge
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Aldington, Richard
  • Flint, F. S.
  • English poetry
  • Poets, English
  • Dinners and dining
  • Aldington, Richard
  • Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen
  • Flint, F. S.
  • Moore, T. Sturge
  • Plarr, Victor
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • POETRY
  • Dinners and dining
  • English poetry
  • Poets, English
  • England
Label
Poets and the Peacock dinner. The literary history of a meal, lucy McDiarmid
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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894554923
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Extent
1 online resource (208 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191035357
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894554923
Label
Poets and the Peacock dinner. The literary history of a meal, lucy McDiarmid
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
894554923
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (208 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191035357
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894554923

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