New Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1950 by Helen Gardner
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New Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1950
By Helen Gardner

The New Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1950

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New Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1950 by Helen Gardner

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The New Oxford Book of English Verse is now firmly established as a classic anthology of English poetry. Chosen by the distinguished scholar and critic, Dame Helen Gardner, the book makes available in one volume the full range and variety of English non-dramatic verse. Dame Helen Gardner reflected the critical consensus of the day in broadening her choices beyond those of Quiller-Couch's lyrical tastes, and the anthology balances poems that deal with public events and historic occasions with poems of private life, and religious, moral or political verse with satire and light verse. All the major poets are fully represented, and there are also superb works by lesser known poets, and many surprises among the favourites.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198121367
ISBN-10: 0198121369
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 137mm x 51mm)
Pages: 992
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 26-Oct-1972
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » Forget the bittiness inherent in anthologies; see these as signposts, and in any case you still get all The Ancient Mariner, all Gray's Elegy in a Country Churchyard, huge chunks of Wordsworth, and kingfisher flashes of Landor, Graves, Swinburne, Hopkins - 'When weeds in wheels shoot long, and lovely and lush'. This carefully balanced collection encompasses the entire range of non-dramatic English verse; its comprehensiveness is matched by the love which Helen Gardner, the editor, has for the poets. And the passion shows in the introduction as she writes about taking an exhilarating journey through 'the richest and most continuously living poetic tradition in the world': a tradition which embraces wit, landscape, narrative, lyricism, satire, religion, history and ideas. Review by Frank Delaney, whose novels include 'The Sins of the Mothers' (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Helen Gardner

Dame Helen Gardner was Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, a distinguished scholar and author of books including The Metaphysical Poets, In Defence of the Imagination, and The Art of T. S. Eliot.

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