Caedmon Poetry Collection:A Century of Poets Reading Their Work
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Caedmon Poetry Collection:A Century of Poets Reading Their Work

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The Caedmon Poetry Collection is an exceptional audio anthology of some of the twentieth century's greatest poems, read by the poets who wrote them.Featuring rare recordings of William Butler Yeats reading "The Song of the Old Mother" and "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," e.e. cummings reciting "darling! because my blood can sing," and more than two dozen classics, this three-CD collection is a listening experience beyond compare.Listeners will delight in hearing these preeminent poets, both contemporary and past, reading their own work the way it was intended.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio | 3 pages
  • 132 x 146 x 20mm | 80g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperAudio
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0062206400
  • 9780062206404
  • 224,003

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A rare and thrilling listening experience. A choice gathering of some of the twentieth century's greatest poetry... read by the century's greatest poets - here available on CD A reawakened love for the sound of poetry has made modern poems subtly different from the poems of the eighteenth and nineteenth centures. We have only to listen to these poets reading their own works to know how important their interpretations are to a full comprehension of their poems. The ministerial intonations of Eliot, the passionate orchestrations of Thomas, the very very precise formulations of Cummings, the easy conversational inflection of Frost are integral, lending subtle clarifications which go beyond the printed page. The fact that this recording includes the voice of Yeats is something of a miracle. In the early 1930's, when the thought of recording poets occurred to few, Yeats himself made several recordings for radio broadcast. By sheer luck, an unmutilated copy was preserved; and now the rich and melodious voice can be heard by a new generation. The Caedmon Poetry Collection eliminates the struggle for perfect communication between author and reader. Just listen and you'll understand... Contents: CD 1: William Butler Yeats The Song of the Old Mother The Lake Isle of Innisfree W.H. Auden In Memory of W.B. Yeats Dylan Thomas A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child In London Fern Hill Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night Galway Kinnell The Dead Shall Be Raised Incorruptible Edith Sitwell Still Falls the Rain Murial Rukeyser The Speed of Darkness May Swenson The DNA Molecule Robert Graves Poem to My Son Randall Jarrell Eighth Air Force Philip Levine To My God in His Sickness Archibald MacLeish Epistle to Be Left in the Earth W.S. Merwin The Last One Anne Sexton Divorce, Thy Name is Woman Little Girl, My String Bean, My Lovely Woman Carl Sandburg The Windy City Fog CD 2: William Carlos Williams The Seafarer E.E. Cummings darling! because my blood can sing if everything that happens can't be done Joseph Brodsky Nature Morte Robert Frost The Road Not Taken After Apple Picking Derek Walcott Omeros, Book 1, Chapter1 Marianne Moore What Are Years Stephen Spendor Seascape Robert Lowell Skunk Hour Conrad Aiken Tetelestai Gertrude Stein If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso Richard Wilbur Love Calls Us to the Things of This World Sylvia Plath The Thin People Robert Penn Warren Sirocco American Portrait: Old Style CD 3: Pablo Neruda Arte Poetica May Sarton Old Lovers at the Ballet Richard Eberhart The Groundhog Stephen Vincent Benet Litany for Dictatorships James Agee White Mane Ezra Pound Moeurs Contemporaines Wallce Stevens The Idea Of Order At Key West Margarett Atwood The Animals in That Country T.S. Eliot The Wastelandshow more

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