The Oxford Book of English Verse PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Oxford Book of English Verse free pdf Here is a treasure-house of over seven centuries of English poetry, chosen and introduced by Christopher Ricks, whom Auden described as 'exactly the kind of critic every poet dreams of finding'. 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 featured before - among them Philip Larkin and Samuel Beckett, Thom Gunn and Elaine Feinstein - right up to Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney. Here, as before, are lyric (beginning with medieval song), satire, hymn, ode, sonnet, elegy, ballad ...but also kinds of poetry not previously admitted: the riches of dramatic verse by Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Webster- great works of translation that are themselves true English poetry, such as Chapman's Homer (bringing in its happy wake Keats's 'On First Looking into Chapman's Homer'), Dryden's Juvenal, and many others- well-loved nursery rhymes, limericks, even clerihews. English poetry from all parts of the British Isles is firmly represented - Henryson and MacDiarmid, for example, now join Dunbar and Burns from Scotland- James Henry, Austin Clarke, and J. M. Synge now join Allingham and Yeats from Ireland- R. S. Thomas joins Dylan Thomas from Wales - and Edward Taylor and Anne Bradstreet, writing in America before its independence in the 1770s, are given a rightful and rewarding place. Some of the greatest long poems are here in their entirety - Wordsworth's 'Tintern Abbey', Coleridge's 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner', and Christina Rossetti's 'Goblin Market' - alongside some of the shortest, haikus, squibs, and epigrams. Generous and wide-ranging, mixing familiar with fresh delights, this is an anthology to move and delight all who find themselves loving English verse.

About Christopher Ricks

One of the best-known living literary critics. The W. H. Auden quotation (see Full Description) is from a review of Ricks's Longman edition of Tennyson. He writes: 'Reading Professor Ricks's comments and observations convinces me that he is exactly the kind of critic every poet dreams of finding. No poet wants either uncritical admirers or decoders who discover in his poems secret symbols and meanings which never entered his mind. But every poet thinks of himself as a craftsman, a maker of verbal objects: what he hopes for is that critics will notice the technical means by which he secures his effects. Alas, so few critics do. Professor Ricks is a happy exception.'

Details Book

Author : Christopher Ricks
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 07 October 1999
ISBN : 0192141821
EAN : 9780192141828
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 750 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Oxford Book of English Verse



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Oxford Book of English Verse free pdfThe Oxford Book of English Verse

    Here is a treasure-house of over seven centuries of English poetry. chosen and introduced by Christopher Ricks. whom Auden described as 'exactly the kind of critic every poet dreams of finding'..


  • Anthologies of British Poetry free pdfAnthologies of British Poetry

    From Tottel's Miscellany (1557) to the last twentieth-century Oxford Book of English Verse (1999). anthologies have been a prime institution for the preservation and mediation of poetry. The importance of anthologies for creating and re-creating the canon of English poetry..


  • The Cambridge History of English Poetry free pdfThe Cambridge History of English Poetry

    Poetry written in English is uniquely powerful and suggestive in its capacity to surprise. unsettle. shock. console. and move. The Cambridge History of English Poetry offers sparklingly fresh and dynamic readings of an extraordinary range of poets and poems from Beowulf to Alice Oswald..


  • The Cambridge History of English Poetry free pdfThe Cambridge History of English Poetry

    Poetry written in English is uniquely powerful and suggestive in its capacity to surprise. unsettle. shock. console. and move. The Cambridge History of English Poetry offers sparklingly fresh and dynamic readings of an extraordinary range of poets and poems from Beowulf to Alice Oswald..


  • The Cambridge History of English Poetry free pdfThe Cambridge History of English Poetry

    Poetry written in English is uniquely powerful and suggestive in its capacity to surprise. unsettle. shock. console. and move. The Cambridge History of English Poetry offers sparklingly fresh and dynamic readings of an extraordinary range of poets and poems from Beowulf to Alice Oswald..


  • The Oxford Book of English Verse free pdfThe Oxford Book of English Verse

    Download Audio Book Free. Here is a treasure-house of over seven centuries of English poetry, chosen and introduced by Christopher Ricks, whom Auden described as 'exactly the kind of critic every poet