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THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO ENGLISH POETS / EDITED BY CLAUDE RAWSON
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011, ©2011
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 4th Floor  PR503 .C36 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English poetry -- History and criticism
English poetry -- Irish authors -- History and criticism
Physical Description xv, 559 pages illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "This volume provides lively and authoritative introductions to twenty-nine of the most important British and Irish poets from Geoffrey Chaucer to Philip Larkin. The list includes, among others, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Wordsworth, Browning, Yeats and T. S. Eliot, and represents the tradition of English poetry at its best. Each contributor offers a new assessment of a single poet's achievement and importance, with readings of the most important poems. The essays, written by leading experts, are personal responses, written in clear, vivid language, free of academic jargon, and aim to inform, arouse interest, and deepen understanding"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Geoffrey Chaucer / J.A. Burrow -- Sir Thomas Wyatt / Roland Greene -- Edmund Spenser / Richard A. McCabe -- William Shakespeare / David Bevington -- John Donne / Achsah Guibbory -- Ben Jonson / Colin Burrow -- George Herbert / Helen Wilcox -- John Milton / Martin Evans -- Andrew Marvell / Nigel Smith -- John Dryden / David Hopkins -- Jonathan Swift / Claude Rawson -- Alexander Pope / Paul Baines -- William Blake / Morton D. Paley -- Robert Burns / Karl Miller -- William Wordsworth / Simon Jarvis -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge / Seamus Perry -- George Gordon, Lord Byron / Anne Barton -- Percy Bysshe Shelley / James Chandler -- John Keats / Susan J. Wolfson -- Alfred, Lord Tennyson / Herbert F. Tucker -- Robert Browning / J. Hillis Miller -- Emily Brontë / Dinah Birch -- Christina Rossetti / Linda H. Peterson -- Thomas Hardy / Peter Robinson -- William Butler Yeats / James Longenbach -- D.H. Lawrence / Marjorie Perloff -- T.S. Eliot / Michael North -- W.H. Auden / Edward Mendelson -- Philip Larkin / Alan Jenkins
Series Cambridge companions to literature
Alternate Author Rawson, Claude Julien, editor

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