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The Oxford Book of Poetry - Latin Verse English Verse Book of Ballads & Modern Poetry With Oxford Lectures on Poetry - cover

The Oxford Book of Poetry - Latin Verse English Verse Book of Ballads & Modern Poetry With Oxford Lectures on Poetry

Walt Whitman, Robert Luis Stevenson, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, George MacDonald, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Emily Brontë, William Wordsworth, George Meredith, Andrew Lang, Edmund Spenser, Julius Caesar, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Christopher Marlowe, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Burns, Thomas Love Peacock, Elizabeth Barret Browning, Gilbert Parker, Robert Browning, Oliver Goldsmith, John Milton, Virgil Virgil, William Blake, Ovid, Geoffrey Chaucer, Alexander Pope, John Keats, T. W. Rolleston, William Butler Yeats, Alfred Tennyson, Sir Walter Scott, Quintus Tullius Cicero, Claudius, Porcius Licinius, Gaius Maecenas, Numa Pompilius, Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sir Walter Raleigh

Publisher: Good Press

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The Oxford Book of Poetry presents an unparalleled exploration of the vast landscape of poetic expression from ancient times through the lens of some of the most influential poets in the English and classical traditions. This anthology offers a diverse array of styles, from the epic narratives of Virgil and Ovid to the introspective lyricism of Emily Brontë and William Wordsworth, and the groundbreaking free verse of Walt Whitman. Embedded within these pages are seminal works that have shaped the course of literature, highlighting the evolution of poetic form and the depth of human emotion and experience. The collection stands as a testament to the enduring power of poetry to capture the complexity of life and the subtlety of the human spirit. The backgrounds of the contributing authors reflect a staggering breadth of historical, cultural, and literary movements, from the towering Roman epic poetry to the nuanced reflections of the Romantic era, and onto the daring experiments of modernism. Collectively, these voices represent not just their individual legacies but also the intricate web of influences that have contributed to the shaping of Western literature as a whole. The anthology traces how these diverse literary traditions, with their unique cultural and historical contexts, converge to offer a rich tapestry of poetic expression that crosses temporal and geographical boundaries. For readers seeking to immerse themselves in the richness of poetic history, The Oxford Book of Poetry offers a unique opportunity to journey through eras, cultures, and voices, all within the confines of a single volume. It beckons not only for its educational value but also as a source of inspiration and reflection, inviting a dialogue with the giants of poetry whose works continue to resonate deeply. This compilation is an indispensable resource for anyone looking to understand the breadth of the poetic canon and the shared humanity that binds these disparate voices together in the universal quest for expression and meaning.
Available since: 12/26/2023.
Print length: 3089 pages.

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