Description - An Introduction to English Poetry by James Fenton
A basic introduction to English poetry since Chaucer - its main themes, genres and so on - for students and general readers alike, by a respected poet and former professor of poetry at Oxford. The book is based on a series of columns that Fenton wrote for the "Independent on Sunday", a sister column to David Lodge's series on English fiction which formed the basis of Lodge's book "The Art of Fiction".
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(198mm x 129mm x 8mm)
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Author Biography - James Fenton
Until recently James Fenton was Professor of Poetry at Oxford. A former political journalist (he was south-east Asia correspondent for the Independent), he also served as drama critic for the Sunday Times for seven years, and writes regularly on artfor the New Yorker. He has published four books of poems in Penguin. He lives outside Oxford and in London.