Author(s): Janet Wilson
DOP 2007, UK 141PP softcover Discusses Adcock as a New Zealand poet who draws on her experiences of dislocation and divided loyalties, and relocates her work within the postwar British poetic mainstream. Wilson argues that although originating from a white settler colony such as New Zealand, Adcock's diasporic voice now belongs to a multicultural Britain. She offers close readings of Adcock's verse in terms of its ironic double vision and focusses on its blend of classical restraint, wit and humour that, she argues makes Adcock's voice one for our times. CONTENTS Acknowledgements Biographical Outline Abbreviations and References 1. Introduction: A Double Displacement 2. Early Influences: Two Hemispheres and the Divided Self 3. Home, Identity and Belonging: England 1963-1974 4. To and Fro: Living in Diaspora 5. Interrogation: Gender Issues 6. Crature, Journeys, Eco-Politics 7. Seeking the Ancestors 8. Conclusion Notes Select Biliography Appendix: Poems from 'The Eye of the Storm' Janet Wilson is Professor of English and Postcolonial Studies, University of Northampton.