Thom Gunn Summary

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  • 28 Literature Criticisms
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Biographies (3)

1,211 words, approx. 5 pages
For more than 40 years, award-winning poet Thom Gunn (born 1929) has concentrated on traditional form and, in contrast, on modern themes like LSD, panhandlers, and homosexuality. Born in England, he h... Read more
8,476 words, approx. 29 pages
Biography EssayThe paradox of Thom Gunn's achievement is best characterized by the ambiguities inherent in the word fashion. He is a "fashioning" poet, in the old-fashioned sense—a writer preo... Read more
8,433 words, approx. 29 pages
[This entry was updated by Jack W. C. Hagstrom (Columbia University) from the entry by Blake Morrison in the Concise Dictionary of British Literary Biography, volume 8, pp. 128-141.]The paradox of Tho... Read more