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Hailed as a veritable treasure house London Review of Books and magnificent, heartening The Observer , this brilliant anthology includes both undisputed masterpieces and brilliant but hitherto neglected gems. It is the first to reveal the full range and diversity of the centurys poetic riches. Now reissued with a clear, clean design, here is the most complete picture available of the poetic vitality of the sixteenth century. The sixteenth century has long been acknowledged the 'Golden Age' of English verse--with such names as Shakespeare, Donne, and Spenser to its credit it could hardly be otherwise.

Yet this anthology, which includes both undisputed masterpieces and achievements in hitherto neglected fields, is the first to reveal the full range and diversity of the century's poetic riches. What emerges is the most complete picture available of the poetic vitality of the sixteenth century. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Compare all 18 new copies. Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory n. More information about this seller Contact this seller.

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Verse Miscellanies in the Eighteenth Century - Oxford Handbooks

No previous anthology has succeeded in illustrating so thoroughly the kinds of verse actually written in the eighteenth century. In addition, the anthology includes verse by many forgotten writers, both men and women, from all levels of society. Although they have never figured in conventional literary history, they wrote humorous, idiosyncratic, and graphic verse about their personal experience and the world around them, in a way that should challenge received ideas about the period's restraints and inhibitions. John Keats. Best-Loved Poems. John Boyes. Philip Smith.

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THE most readable of anthologies, the Oxford Books have long done good service in bringing the poets of the past to the general reader of poetry today. This volume, chosen by John Hayward, an English biographer and veteran anthologist, is the fourth and most recent in the series that devotes a volume each to the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

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The anthologist in general has no easy task in balancing the claims of major against minor, familiar against fresh, the critical consensus against his own preferences, or the importance of a poem in its time against its special interest in the present. Interestingly enough, the first method now appears to have been much more fallible than the second. Hayward avoids the dangers of both extremes. By compressing two anthologies into the space of one, he has not merely eliminated almost all really mediocre poets but regrouped those who remain with a firmer sense of critical proportion.

As Mr. We watch Shelley's occasional weariness become endemic with Morris and Swinburne, and Byron's occasional posturings turn into a habit of ventriloquism with Browning. Setting Arnold's introspection beside Wordsworth's, we sense the lack of vital experience beneath it; and, as Mr.

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