Longman Anthology of Poetry

ISBN-10: 0321117255

ISBN-13: 9780321117250

Edition: 2006

Authors: Lynne McMahon, Averill Curdy, Averill Curdy

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This major new poetry anthology blends the best selections from the poetic tradition with a wide range of contemporary works, thematic casebooks, and engaging essays that contextualize poetry century by century. Featuring a breathtaking scope of poetry from the English-speaking world, this diverse collection brings unparalleled historical and cultural background to the study of poetry including discussions of the poetic conventions of the time and the poetic “fingerprints” of particular poets. Introductions by respected scholars provide historical context and thematic casebooks provide insight into key literary movements.
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List price: $102.80
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1904
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Author of Foreword was judge of poetry prize. She is a poet and professor at Univ. of Missouri.

Medieval Period
Introduction to Poetry of the Medieval Period
Old English Verse (650-1100 A.D.)
The Warrior Culture
The Influence of Christianity
The Oral Tradition
Caedmon's Hymn and Old English Elegies
The Epic of Beowulf
Middle English Verse (1100-1500 A.D.)
The Norman Invasion
French Court Culture and the Code of Chivalry
The Influence of Christianity
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Geoffrey Chaucer
English Poetry After Chaucer
Sources and Suggestions for Further Reading The Lord's Prayer in Old English Caedmon's Hymn (two versions) from Beowulf
Lament of the Last Survivor
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