The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth-century Verse

The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth-century Verse

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The seventeenth century was the age of Shakespeare, Donne, Jonson, Milton, Marvell, Dryden, and many others hardly less notable. This new selection from an era rich in poetic genius tries to strike a balance between the Metaphysical and the Jonsonian, and contains examples from the relatively neglected strands of popular and non-courtly verse. In addition to familiar favourites, there is a generous proportion of work by women poets and a sampling of American colonial more

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  • Paperback | 836 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 52mm | 580.6g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192829963
  • 9780192829962

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"As a comprehensive anthology of 17th-century verse, this is without rival."--John R. Cooper, Portland State University"Excellent representation. The selection of previously neglected authors, especially women, is a particular strength of this impressive collection."--Paul A. Parrish, Texas A&M University"Well worth putting on your Christmas list, for the sake of the many fine and otherwise neglected poets he has chosen."--The Independent"Fowler's edition is truly representative of the age. The great poets are justly given more space, but, at the same time, the reader can experience the breadth of subject and style and browse among some of the worthwhile but undervalued poets. Moreover, Fowler practices "positive discrimination" by omitting some minor male poets in order to include some equally good, but, up to now, largely forgotten female writers."--Seventeenth-Century News"It is hard to imagine a more comprehensive one-volume selection at a more reasonable price. This book is a good buy, both for what it contains and for what it costs."--Robert C. Evans, Auburn University at Montgomeryshow more

About Alastair Fowler

About the Editor: Alastair Fowler is Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and author of History of English more

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