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Published: 29 October 1987

1248 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195205398

Bookseller Code (04)


Poetry in English

An Anthology

Edited by M. L. Rosenthal

Providing comprehensive coverage of the English poetic tradition, this new anthology ranges chronologically from Beowulf to recent work by Seamus Heaney. Specially designed for survey and genre courses, it focuses on the finest work by major poets, while also including selective treatment of minor figures. The editors have chosen poems that best reflect their period, demonstrate the development of a genre, illustrate significant aspects of the poet's craft, and speak to the twentieth-century reader. With a historical introduction by M.L. Rosenthal, concise headnotes on each author, and an extended essay on prosody by Sally Gall, this volume is the ideal text for students and teachers alike.

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