Poetry in English

Poetry in English : An Anthology

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Specifically designed for survey and genre courses, this anthology provides comprehensive coverage of the English poetry tradition, ranging chronologically from Beowulf to recent works by Margaret Atwood and Seamus Heaney. The editors have chosen poems that best reflect their period and genre, and while focusing on the finest work by major poets, their choice includes selective treatment of minor figures. An ideal text for both students and teachers, the volume also contains a historical introduction by M. L. Rosenthal, concise headnotes on each author, and an extended essay on prosody by Sally Gall.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1248 pages
  • 146 x 228 x 60mm | 1,378.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195205391
  • 9780195205398

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`This anthology seems to provide reliable texts, representative samples of the tradition of English poetry with invaluable introductions and notes. Portuguese students should welcome the comprehensive choice and the scholarly expertise of all contributors. The appendix on versification is an unusual feature in anthologies and should be compulsory reading for our undergraduates.' Professor J. Almeida flor, Department of English University of Lisbon '`I particularly appreciate the attention given to modern poetry and the remarkable section on versification.' Van Noppen, Universite Libre de Bruxelles `Excellent selection of English and American poems with adequate annotations.' V Bischoff, Philipps Universitat Marsburgshow more

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