Elizabeth Jennings

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  • Stephen McInerney (Campion College, Australia)

One of the most distinguished poets to emerge in Britain since the Second World War, Elizabeth Jennings is also one of the most popular. The accessibility of her style, simple, formal and elegant, and her treatment of the great categories of human meaning and experience – the Good, the Beautiful and the True; suffering, love, art and religion – made her a favorite of the general reading public, as well as poets and critics. Yet Jennings was in many ways a paradoxical figure, evading easy categorization: Enamored of the fragmentary modernism of Eliot, she nonetheless chose for herself a less allusive and elusive approach that renders vivid the domestic and natural environments she inhabited. Exploring the depth and …

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Citation:
McInerney, Stephen. "Elizabeth Jennings". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 July 2006
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