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Classic Writings on Poetry

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ISBN-10: 023112371X

ISBN-13: 9780231123716

Edition: 2005

Authors: William Harmon, William Harmon

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The poet is the sayer, the namer, and represents beauty. He is a sovereign, and stands on the centre. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, from "The Poet" "[The poet] is a seer.... he is individual... he is complete in himself.... the others are as good as he, only he sees it and they do not. He is not one of the chorus. " -- Walt Whitman, from the preface to Leaves of Grass Poetry has always given rise to interpretation, judgment, and controversy. Indeed, the history of poetry criticism is as rich and varied a journey as the history of poetry itself. But classic writings such as Emerson's essay "The Poet" and Whitman's preface to Leaves of Grass serve as more than a critical "call and response": the…    
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 4/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

The Republic (excerpt)
Ars Poetica
Germania (excerpt)
"On the Sublime" (excerpt)
The Defence of Poesy
"Of Education" (excerpt)
An Essay of Dramatic Poesy
An Essay on Criticism
Lives of the Poets (excerpts)
"Life of Milton"
"Preface to Abraham Cowley"
"Life of Dryden"
"Life of Thomas Gray"
The Progress of Poesy
Observations Prefixed to Lyrical Ballads
Biographia Literaria, Chapter XIV
The State of Modern Poetry (excerpt)
On Poetry in General (excerpt)
The Four Ages of Poetry (excerpt)
English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (excerpt)
A Defence of Poetry
The Poet
The Poet (excerpt)
Aurora Leigh, Fifth Book (excerpt)
The Philosophy of Composition
Preface to Leaves of Grass, first edition (1855, excerpt)
The Study of Poetry
"Proofs of Holy Writ"
A Retrospect
The Possibility of a Poetic Drama
Poetic Reality and Critical Unreality