Love Songs and Sonnets
By (author) Peter Washington
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Love Songs and Sonnets by Peter Washington
Book DescriptionA new collection of songs, sonnets and lyric poems that focus on love in the widest sense, encompassing relationships of all kinds. This volume includes Ronsard's famous sonnets to Helene, Dorthy Parker's sardonic reflections on men and Anne Bradstreet's touching poem To My Husband. Shakespeare is here, of course, and Burns, whose comparison of his love to a red, red rose remains one of the most celebrated of all poetic similes. Love Songs and Sonnets includes a variety of delights by everyone from Thomas Wyatt to Langston Hughes, from Aphra Behn to John Updike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679454656
(171mm x 108mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library USA
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Peter Washington
Peter Washington is the editor of many of the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets, includingLove Poems, and is the author of Madame Blavatsky'sBaboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, andMisfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America."
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