This essay concentrates on one of the protagonists of contemporary Scottish poetry: Douglas Dunn. It focuses on his various books written between 1969 and 2005, discussing some of his major themes and styles: elegy, lyrical poetry, social engagement, etc. Douglas Dunn's poetry is also discussed in relation to one of the poet's main mentors: Philip Larkin, and the Movement style from the 1950s he was part of, showing the way in which Scotland (and Dunn) may be seen as part of a larger division between self and other, barbarian and civilized, centre and periphery dichotomies.

Douglas Dunn's Poetry: A Barbarian In-between Cultures

FAZZINI, Marco
2005

Abstract

This essay concentrates on one of the protagonists of contemporary Scottish poetry: Douglas Dunn. It focuses on his various books written between 1969 and 2005, discussing some of his major themes and styles: elegy, lyrical poetry, social engagement, etc. Douglas Dunn's poetry is also discussed in relation to one of the poet's main mentors: Philip Larkin, and the Movement style from the 1950s he was part of, showing the way in which Scotland (and Dunn) may be seen as part of a larger division between self and other, barbarian and civilized, centre and periphery dichotomies.
Alba Literaria. A History of Scottish Literature
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