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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry written by Carl Woodring

 

The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry written by Carl Woodring

Overview:

A sweeping compendium of British verse from Old and Middle English to the present, including the best work of poets from every corner of the British Isles, The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive single volume available.

Carl Woodring and James Shapiro, the same experienced editorial team who brought students and lovers of literature The Columbia History of British Literature, now present a volume that resonates with contemporary significance, yet also takes into account the centuries-old poetic tradition that planted Great Britain centrally in the canon of Western Literature.

The Columbia Anthology pays tribute to the renowned works that any include--Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Blake, Eliot, Auden. But the book also resurrects the voices of excellent poets, particularly women--such as Queen Elizabeth I, Anne Ingram, and Christina Rossetti--who have been unjustifiably ignored until recently.

Contemporary British poetry is fully represented as well, with the work of Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Liz Lochhead, and Paula Meehan bringing The Columbia Anthology up to the minute.

Unencumbered by extensive notes that divert attention from the spirit of verse, The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry allows readers to discover the poems for themselves. It is a collection poetry lovers will want on their shelves for years to come, to read and enjoy again and again.

Columbia University Press

A compendium of British verse from Old and Middle English to the present, including the best work of poets from every corner of the British Isles, this work offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive single volume available. Unencumbered by extensive notes that divert attention from the spirit of the verse, this book allows the readers to discover the poems for themselves.

Synopsis:

A sweeping compendium of British verse from Old and Middle English to the present, including the best work of poets from every corner of the British Isles, this anthology offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive single volume available.

James Dickey

Among the countless anthologies of poetry, one always looks for a book in which both scholarship and taste contribute at the highest levels. For anyone who writes or reads poetry, or has the sensibility to be drawn to it, this is the book.

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