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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.

Synopsis:

This collection of more than 820 wonderful poems, both long and short, covers seven and a half centuries of English verse from all parts of the British Isles.

Synopsis:

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About the Author

The renowned writer, critic, and scholar, Christopher Ricks is Professor of English at Boston University. His many books include The Force of Poetry and Beckett's Dying Words (both OUP, 1995).

Table of Contents

Introduction

POEMS

Index of Authors

Index of Foreign Authors in Translation or Imitation

Index of Titles and First Lines

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192141828
Editor:
Ricks, Christopher B.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Ricks, Christopher B.
Author:
Ricks, Christopher
Author:
Null, Christopher
Author:
Ricks, Christopher B.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Irish
Subject:
Literature/English | Poetry | British
Subject:
Literature/English | Poetry | British and Irish
Subject:
Literature/English | Poetry | British & Irish
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Series Volume:
99-4085
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
535 line illus
Pages:
750
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.7 x 1.6 in 2 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This collection of more than 820 wonderful poems, both long and short, covers seven and a half centuries of English verse from all parts of the British Isles.

"Synopsis" by , The weak or non-conventional hydrogen bond has been the subject of intense scrutiny over recent years. Although the existence of this type of hydrogen bond was suggested many years ago, research has traditionally focused on the stronger and more well-known forms of hydrogen bonds. However, a

growing body of experimental and theoretical evidence now confirms that hydrogen bonds like C-H...O, O-H..., C-H... and even bonds such as O-H...metal play distinctive roles in structural chemistry and biology. This book provides a critical assessment of this interesting and occasionally

controversial interaction type. It will be a useful resource for a wide range of researchers in structural and supramolecular science.

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