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The Oxford book of English verse

Author: Christopher Ricks
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Oxford Book of English Verse, created in 1900 by Arthur Quiller-Couch and selected anew in 1972 by Helen Gardner, has established itself as the foremost anthology of English poetry: ample in span, liberal in the kinds of poetry presented. This completely fresh selection brings in new poems and poets from all ages, and extends the range by another half-century, to include many twentieth-century figures not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: English poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Ricks
ISBN: 0192141821 9780192141828
OCLC Number: 40979862
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxxii, 690 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction; POEMS; Index of Authors; Index of Foreign Authors in Translation or Imitation; Index of Titles and First Lines
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Ricks.
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Christopher Ricks's 'Oxford Book of English Verse' -- third in succession, after Arthur Quiller-Couch's original volume (1900) and Helen Gardner's new selection (1972) -- is a treasury from more than  Read more...

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