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Classic writings on poetry

Classic writings on poetry

Author: William Harmon
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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.


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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