English Romantic Verse
Penguin Publishing Group, 30.04.1968 - 384 Seiten
English Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the first signs of its decadence
Nearly all the famous piéces de résistance will be found here—"Intimations of Immortality," "The Ancient Mariner," "The Tyger," excerpts from Don Juan—s well as some less familiar poems. As muchas possible, the poets are arranged in chronological order, and their poems in order of composition, beginning with eighteenth-century precursors such as Gray, Cowper, Burns, and Chatterton. Naturally, most space has been given over to the major Romantics—Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Clare, and Keats—although their successors, poets such as Beddoes and Poe, are included, too, as well as early poems by Tennyson and Browning. In an excellent introduction, David Wright discusses the Romantics as a historical phenomenon, and points out their central ideals and themes.
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A nice collection of works from various poetic heavy-hitters like Wordsworth and Coleridge. If you're looking for an introduction to this particular style and period of poetry, or if you need a thorough selection on the Romantic poets in one handy volume, this is a good book. Vollständige Rezension lesen