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The World's Best Poetry: Sorrow and Consolation - Journeys Through Sorrow and Solace: A Literary Exploration of Emotional Resilience and Melancholy Verse - cover

The World's Best Poetry: Sorrow and Consolation - Journeys Through Sorrow and Solace: A Literary Exploration of Emotional Resilience and Melancholy Verse

Heinrich Heine, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Walt Whitman, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Andrew Lang, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Eugene Field, John Milton, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Alexander Pope, John Keats, Austin Dobson, Francis Bacon, Lyman Abbott, Lord Byron, Lord Alfred Tennyson

Publisher: Good Press

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The World's Best Poetry: Sorrow and Consolation is an anthology that traverses the depth of human emotion, presenting a rich tapestry of literary styles from the classical to the modern era. Within its pages lies a curated collection that not only showcases the diversity of literary responses to grief and solace but also highlights the universality of these experiences across time and geography. Pieces range from the introspective sorrow of the Romantics to the structured resilience found in Enlightenment verse, offering readers an expansive view of how sorrow and consolation have been conceptualized and expressed by some of literature's greatest minds. Embedded in the anthology are contributions from a distinguished corps of authors whose lives and works span several centuries, nations, and literary movements. This collectives body of work provides a panorama of cultural contexts, from the turbulent European Romantic era to the reflective tranquility of the Victorian age. The inclusion of authors such as Heine, Stowe, and Whitman, alongside Shelley, Milton, and Tennyson, bridges the divide between personal lament and the broader, universal quest for peace and understanding amidst adversity. This ensemble not only underscores the anthology's thematic resonances but also enriches the reader's appreciation for the historical and cultural dimensions of poetic expression. For aficionados of poetry and literary scholars alike, The World's Best Poetry: Sorrow and Consolation offers an unparalleled journey through the landscape of human emotion. This compilation invites readers to explore the myriad ways in which poets have grappled with and found solace in the face of sorrow, providing a unique opportunity to engage with the enduring question of how to find consolation in a world replete with grief. It is a must-read for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of the human condition through the lens of the worlds most poignant poetic voices.
Available since: 08/22/2023.
Print length: 222 pages.

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