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The Columbia history of British poetry

Author: Carl Woodring; James Shapiro
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1993.
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From Shakespeare's memorable sonnets to Keats's haunting odes to T.S. Eliot's mediations on the conditions of modern life, the collection contains many of the best-loved treasures of British poetry,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Woodring; James Shapiro
ISBN: 0231078382 9780231078382
OCLC Number: 232361334
Description: xi, 732 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction, Carl Woodring and James Shapiro. Old English Poetry, Roberta Frank. Middle English Poetry, E, Ruth Harvey. Chaucer, George D. Economou. Poetry in Scots: Barbour to Burns, David Daiches. From Ballads to Betjeman, Carl Woodring. Printing and Distribution of Poetry, David McKitterick. Varieties of Sixteenth-Century Narrative Poetry, Elizabeth Story Donno. Sixteenth Century Lyric Poetry, Richard McCoy. Spenser, Sidney, Jonson, Paul Alpers. Lyric Poetry from Donne to Philips, Richard Strier. Milton, Martin Elsky. Dryden and Pope, Richard Feingold. Poetry in the Eighteenth Century, Margaret Anne Doody. Blake, Morton D. Paley. Coleridge, Morton D. Paley. Poetry, 1785-1832, Jerome McGann. Byron, Shelley, Keats, Susan M. Levin and Robert Ready. Wordsworth and Tennyson, Jerome H. Buckley. The Victorian Era, David G. Riede. Victorian Religious Poetry, Cary H. Plotkin. Pre-Raphaelite Poetry, Carole Silver. The 1890s, Karl Beckson. 1898-1945: Hardy to Auden, George H. Gilpin. Yeats, Lawrence, Eliot, Calvin Bedient. Poetry in England, 1945-1990, Vincent Sherry. Poetry in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, 1920-1990, Edna Longley.
Responsibility: Carl Woodring, editor ; associate editor, James Shapiro.


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