Top 500 Poems

ISBN-10: 023108028X
ISBN-13: 9780231080286
Edition: 1992
Authors: William Harmon
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Description: Here, for the first time, is our generations' definitive view of the greatest poetry in the English language. This is the story of poetry in English, a collection of the best 500 poems, based not on one critic's choice, not on one poet's choice, but  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/10/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1132
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Here, for the first time, is our generations' definitive view of the greatest poetry in the English language. This is the story of poetry in English, a collection of the best 500 poems, based not on one critic's choice, not on one poet's choice, but on the collective choice of 550 critics, editors, and poets. Here are the 500 poems that speak to us across the centuries, beginning with Chaucer's words, moving to Shakespeare's masterpieces, through Donne's wonderful witticisms and Pope's elegant satires, through the perennial favorites of Blake, Wordsworth, and Keats, on through Dickinson's jewels of profundity to the ironies of Eliot and to the passion of Plath and Ginsberg in out own time. These are the 500 poems we know or want to know, arranged as an unfolding story of great literature, with comments on each by William Harmon and with a general introduction on the entire collection.

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