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Description - The Pocket Guide to Poets and Poetry by Andrew Taylor

Continuing the success of the Pocket Guide series, Andrew Taylor's Pocket Guide to Poets and Poetry starts with a history of poetry, setting the poets and their work in the context of their time and the influence of their work including political agenda, festivities and historical celebrations and their chosen genre. The poets will be reviewed with their individual biographies, including their genre and best works. A must for everyone interested in poetry, those looking for more information about their favourite poets, as well as seeking to discover new favourites. It will also appeal to collectors of the Pocket Guide series by Remember When which includes The Pocket Guide to the Classics and The Pocket Guide to Plays and Playwrights. AUTHOR: Andrew Taylor has been a writer and a journalist all his life. After studying English Literature at Oxford University he spent time working in newspapers and magazines in London and the Middle East, including reviewing books for The Times Literary Supplement, The Literary Review, The Ritz Magazine, and The Daily Express. He has also reported for BBC Television News. Among his previous books are 'God's Fugitive, the Life of C.M. Doughty' and 'Books that Changed the World The Fifty Most Influential Books'. He is currently working on the official biography of the poet Vernon Scannell. SELLING POINTS: .History of poetry .Essays on poets and poems, including genres and war poets .Short biographies of poets highlighting their genre and best works .Poets include Homer, Catallus, Chaucer, John Milton, Lord Byron, Sylvia Plath, Seamus Heaney and Carol Duffy

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844680887
ISBN-10: 1844680886
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 138mm x 0mm)
Pages: 148
Imprint: Remember When
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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