The New Oxford Book of Christian Verse
What is meant by 'Christian' verse? What must there be in a passage of verse that gives us the right to call it 'Christian'? These are the questions discussed in Professor Davie's illuminating introduction and answered implicitly on every page of his collection of over 260 poems. This well-loved anthology embraces everything from the Anglo-Saxon 'The Dream of the Rood' to the works of modern poets such as T. S. Eliot, Sir John Betjeman, W. H. Auden, and John Berryman. Australian and American poetry appears alongside English, Anglo-Irish, Scottish, and Anglo-Welsh verse, and the book also includes a selection of congregational hymns.
- Paperback | 350 pages
- 129 x 199.1 x 23.1mm | 285.77g
- 02 Oct 2003
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- black & white illustrations
Fine poems abound in this book... should please, enrich and help a very wide readership * Catholic Herald * Review from previous edition Donald Davie has put together a fascianting anthology. There is much in this anthology to charm, to teach - and above all, to enjoy for all who read poetry - but especially the Christian reader. * Diana Good, The Door *
About Donald Davie
Donald Davie is a distinguished scholar, poet, and literary critic. He is the author of several books, including his Collected Poems, and editor of several anthologies.