Tim Kendall

Books by Tim Kendall

Tim Kendall has taught at the universities of Oxford, Newcastle, and Bristol before becoming Professor and Head of English at the University of Exeter. He is the author of the defining critical work Sylvia Plath: A Critical Study (2001). His other publications include Modern English War Poetry (2006), The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry (ed.) (2007), and The Art of Robert Frost (2012). He is co-editor of The Complete Literary Works of Ivor Gurney (forthcoming). He was Producer of the BBC documentary Sylvia Plath: Inside the Bell Jar (2018).

Interviews with Tim Kendall

Sylvia Plath Books, recommended by Tim Kendall

Though biographical sensation has often diverted attention from her work, Sylvia Plath remains one of the finest lyric poets of the twentieth century, argues Professor Tim Kendall, Academic Director of Arts and Culture at Exeter and author of Sylvia Plath: A Critical Study. Here, he recommends the best places to start (or return to) with Plath, from a fresh look at Ariel to illuminating an oft-overlooked, brilliant appendix in her unabridged journals.

Interviews where books by Tim Kendall were recommended

The best books on Poetry of the First World War, recommended by Guy Cuthbertson

Poetry written during the First World War has remained prominent in the public consciousness for more than a century; writers like Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Robert Graves are still commonly studied in British schools and universities. Here, Guy Cuthbertson—literary scholar and author of an acclaimed biography of Owen—selects five books to give an overview of the poetry produced during the Great War.

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