The New Oxford Book of Christian Verse

The New Oxford Book of Christian Verse

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What is meant by 'Christian' verse? What must there be in a passage of verse thst 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. 'Fine poems abound in this book...should please, enrich and help a very wide readership' Catholic Heraldshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 26mm | 222.26g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • notes and references, indicies of first lines and authors
  • 0192821571
  • 9780192821577
  • 1,984,945

Table of contents

Introduction. Poems. Notes and references. Indices.show more

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'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 Doorshow more

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.show more

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