The Cambridge Companion to English Poets (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to English Poets (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Claude Rawson
Cambridge University Press, 1/27/2011
EAN 9780521874342, ISBN10: 0521874343

Hardcover, 580 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm
Language: English

This volume provides lively and authoritative introductions to twenty-nine of the most important British and Irish poets from Geoffrey Chaucer to Philip Larkin. The list includes, among others, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Wordsworth, Browning, Yeats and T. S. Eliot, and represents the tradition of English poetry at its best. Each contributor offers a new assessment of a single poet's achievement and importance, with readings of the most important poems. The essays, written by leading experts, are personal responses, written in clear, vivid language, free of academic jargon, and aim to inform, arouse interest, and deepen understanding.

Introduction Claude Rawson
1. Geoffrey Chaucer J. A. Burrow
2. Sir Thomas Wyatt Roland Greene
3. Edmund Spenser Richard McCabe
4. William Shakespeare David Bevington
5. John Donne Achsah Guibbory
6. Ben Jonson Colin Burrow
7. George Herbert Helen Wilcox
8. John Milton Martin Evans
9. Andrew Marvell Nigel Smith
10. John Dryden David Hopkins
11. Jonathan Swift Claude Rawson
12. Alexander Pope Paul Baines
13. William Blake Morton D. Paley
14. Robert Burns Karl Miller
15. William Wordsworth Simon Jarvis
16. Samuel Taylor Coleridge Seamus Perry
17. George Gordon, Lord Byron Anne Barton
18. Percy Bysshe Shelley James Chandler
19. John Keats Susan Wolfson
20. Alfred, Lord Tennyson Herbert Tucker
21. Robert Browning J. Hillis Miller
22. Emily Bronte Dinah Birch
23. Christina Rossetti Linda Peterson
24. Thomas Hardy Peter Robinson
25. W. B. Yeats James Longenbach
26. D. H. Lawrence Marjorie Perloff
27. T. S. Eliot Michael North
28. W. H. Auden Edward Mendelson
29. Philip Larkin Alan Jenkins
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