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date: 13 November 2019

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This chapter discusses Paul Muldoon as a war poet, showing that while Muldoon is not normally connected to war poetry, his approach to violence is strangely direct. It also tries to study how obliquity functions in Muldoon's early poems, determining that Muldoon is able to draw together the surface incoherencies of the poem towards a single, specific theme, which is the relation of the individual to history.

Keywords: Paul Muldoon, approach to violence, obliquity, early poems

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