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The uses of poetry

Author: Denys Thompson
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an account of the part played by poetry in the life of man from earliest times to the present. Older than prose, as Mr Thompson explores, it was the vehicle for man's technology, history,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denys Thompson
ISBN: 0521218047 9780521218047 0521292875 9780521292870
OCLC Number: 3239612
Description: viii, 238 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The nature of poetry --
In the beginning --
Rites, bards, ballads --
Maid of all work --
Patriotism and politics --
Dissent and protest --
The printed poem --
Uses of poetry.
Responsibility: Denys Thompson.
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