The Lives of the Poets

The Lives of the Poets

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Michael Schmidt surveys the rise of English poetry and language from the fourteenth century to the present day. He looks briefly at the life of each poet included and combines commentary and quotation to show the themes of their work, their influences and their key works.show more

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  • Paperback | 1104 pages
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753806827
  • 9780753806821

About Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt is Professor of Poetry at the University of Glasgow. He edits the magazine PN Review and is the founder and editorial director of Carcanet Press. He has translated poems and essays by the Mexican writer Octavio Paz.show more

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