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A sweeping compendium of British verse from Old and Middle English to the present, including the best work of poets from every corner of the British Isles, The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive single volume available.

Carl Woodring and James Shapiro, the same experienced editorial team who brought students and lovers of literature The Columbia History of British Literature, now present a volume that resonates with contemporary significance, yet also takes into account the centuries-old poetic tradition that planted Great Britain centrally in the canon of Western Literature.

The Columbia Anthology pays tribute to the renowned works that any include--Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Blake, Eliot, Auden. But the book also resurrects the voices of excellent poets, particularly women--such as Queen Elizabeth I, Anne Ingram, and Christina Rossetti--who have been unjustifiably ignored until recently.

Contemporary British poetry is fully represented as well, with the work of Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Liz Lochhead, and Paula Meehan bringing The Columbia Anthology up to the minute.

Unencumbered by extensive notes that divert attention from the spirit of verse, The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry allows readers to discover the poems for themselves. It is a collection poetry lovers will want on their shelves for years to come, to read and enjoy again and again.

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A chronologically-ordered compendium of British verse from Old and Middle English to the present, with due recognition to women poets, contemporary poets, and poets from Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.
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Synopsis:

A compendium of British verse from Old and Middle English to the present, including the best work of poets from every corner of the British Isles, this work offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive single volume available. Unencumbered by extensive notes that divert attention from the spirit of the verse, this book allows the readers to discover the poems for themselves.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231101806
Editor:
Woodring, Carl
Editor:
Shapiro, James
Editor:
Woodring, Carl
Editor:
Shapiro, James
Author:
Woodring, Carl
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
English poetry (collections)
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
19951231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
891
Dimensions:
9.58x6.52x1.88 in. 2.98 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A compendium of British verse from Old and Middle English to the present, including the best work of poets from every corner of the British Isles, this work offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive single volume available. Unencumbered by extensive notes that divert attention from the spirit of the verse, this book allows the readers to discover the poems for themselves.
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