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Classic writings on poetry

Author: William Harmon
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays written by various authors critically analyzing poetry and poems. Includes a variety of sources ranging from Aristotle's "Poetics" to academic essays by Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Harmon
ISBN: 0231123701 9780231123709 023112371X 9780231123716
OCLC Number: 51534585
Description: xiii, 538 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
from The republic / Plato --
Poetics / Aristotle --
Ars poetica / Horace --
from Germania / Publius Cornelius Tacitus --
from On the sublime / Longinus --
Skaldskaparmal / Snorri Sturluson --
Defence of poesy / Sir Philip Sidney --
from Of education / John Milton --
Essay of dramatic poesy / John Dryden --
Essay on criticism. Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot / Alexander Pope --
from Lives of the poets : Life of Milton ; Preface to Abraham Cowley ; Life of Dryden ; Life of Thomas Gray / Samuel Johnson --
Progress of poesy / Thomas Gray --
Observations prefixed to Lyrical ballads / William Wordsworth --
Biographia literaria, Chapter XIV / Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
from The state of modern poetry / Francis Jeffrey --
from On poetry in general / William Hazlitt --
from The four ages of poetry / Thomas Love Peacock --
from English bards and Scotch reviewers / George Gordon, Lord Byron --
Defence of poetry / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
Poet / William Cullen Bryant --
Poems / John Keats --
from The poet / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
from Aurora Leigh, fifth book / Elizabeth Barrett Browning --
Poems / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Philosophy of composition / Edgar Allan Poe --
from Preface to Leaves of grass, first ed. (1855) / Walt Whitman --
Study of poetry / Matthew Arnold --
Poems / Emily Dickinson --
Proofs of Holy writ / Rudyard Kipling --
Retrospect / Ezra Pound --
Possibility of a poetic drama / T.S. Eliot --
Poetic reality and critical unreality / Laura (Riding) Jackson.
Responsibility: edited by William Harmon.

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The first major anthology of criticism devoted exclusively to poetry. Spanning thousands of years and including some of the most influential critical essays ever written, this is a collection of  Read more...

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Harmon presents a fine collection in the study of poetics-i.e., the study of what poetry is, and should be-from classical antiquity into the early 20th century... Recommended. Choice

 
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