The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry

Author: Jonathan Wordsworth

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141905654

Category: Poetry

Page: 1056

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The Romanticism that emerged after the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 represented a new flowering of the imagination and the spirit, and a celebration of the soul of humanity with its capacity for love. This extraordinary collection sets the acknowledged genius of poems such as Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Khubla Khan' and Shelley's 'Ozymandias' alongside verse from less familiar figures and women poets such as Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson. We also see familiar poets in an unaccustomed light, as Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley demonstrate their comic skills, while Coleridge, Keats and Clare explore the Gothic and surreal.
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The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry

Author: Jonathan Wordsworth,Jessica Wordsworth

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140435689

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1005

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A definitive anthology of romantic poetry, organized by theme, features such classic works as William Blake's "The Tyger," "Coleridge's "Kubla Khan," Shelley's "Ozymandias," and other notable poetry, along with biographies of the poets, critical notes, and indexes of titles, poets, and first lines. Reprint.
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The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141958677

Category: Poetry

Page: 928

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Daniel Karlin has selected poetry written and published during the reign of Queen Victoria, (1837-1901). Giving pride of place to Tennyson, Robert Browning, and Christina Rossetti, the volume offers generous selections from other major poets such asArnold, Emily Bronte, Hardy and Hopkins, and makes room for several poem-sequences in their entirety. It is wonderful, too, in its discovery and inclusion of eccentric, dissenting, un-Victorian voices, poets who squarely refuse to 'represent' their period. It also includes the work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Meredith, James Thomson and Augusta Webster.
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English Romantic Poetry

An Anthology

Author: Stanley Appelbaum

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486292827

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Rich selection of 123 poems by six great English Romantic poets: William Blake (24 poems), William Wordsworth (27 poems), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (10 poems), Lord Byron (16 poems), Percy Bysshe Shelley (24 poems) and John Keats (22 poems). Introduction and brief commentaries on the poets. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "Ozymandias" and "Ode on a Grecian Urn."
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English Romantic Verse

Author: David Wright

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913045

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

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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' - as well as some less familiar poems. As far as 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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The Penguin Book of French Poetry

1820-1950

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141937408

Category: Poetry

Page: 896

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This collection illuminates the uniquely fascinating era between 1820 and 1950 in French poetry - a time in which diverse aesthetic ideas conflicted and converged as poetic forms evolved at an astonishing pace. It includes generous selections from all the established giants - among them Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud and Breton - as well as works from a wide variety of less well-known poets such as Claudel and Cendrars, whose innovations proved vital to the progress of poetry in France. The significant literary schools of the time are also represented in sections focusing on such movements as Romanticism, Symbolism, Cubism and Surrealism. Eloquent and inspirational, this rich and exhilarating anthology reveals an era of exceptional vitality.
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The Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry

Author: Gerald Moore

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141912901

Category: Poetry

Page: 480

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'Poetry, always foremost of the arts in traditional Africa, has continued to compete for primacy against the newer forms of prose fiction and theatre drama.' This wonderfully comprehensive anthology of African poetry has been expanded to include ninety-nine poets from twenty-seven countries, thirty-one of whom appear for the first time. Equally wide-ranging is the content of the poetry itself: war songs and political protests jostle with poems about human love, African nature and the surprises that life offers; all are represented in these rich and colourful pages.
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The Cambridge Introduction to British Romantic Poetry

Author: Michael Ferber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107376866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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The best way to learn about Romantic poetry is to plunge in and read a few Romantic poems. This book guides the new reader through this experience, focusing on canonical authors - Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, Blake and Shelley - whilst also including less familiar figures as well. Each chapter explains the history and development of a genre or sets out an important context for the poetry, with a wealth of practical examples. Michael Ferber emphasizes connections between poets as they responded to each other and to great literary, social and historical changes around them. A unique appendix resolves most difficulties new readers of works from this period might face: unfamiliar words, unusual word order, the subjunctive mood and meter. This enjoyable and stimulating book is an ideal introduction to some of the most powerful and pleasing poems in the English language, written in one of the greatest periods in English poetry.
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The New Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry

Author: Jonathan Wordsworth,Jessica Wordsworth

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780140589344

Category: Poetry

Page: 1005

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A collection of romantic poetry.
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The New Penguin Book of Love Poetry

Author: Jon Stallworthy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141010975

Category: Poetry

Page: 394

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There are almost as many definitions and different sorts of love as there are poets. Edited on the assumption that any poem which speaks of one human's desire for another is a qualifying factor, this rich and diverse anthology ranges through time and fashion to best represent 'man's changeless responses to the changeless changing seasons of his heart'.
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The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-century American Poetry

Author: Rita Dove

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0143106430

Category: Poetry

Page: 599

View: 9897

This collection of modern American poetry features the most significant and compelling work by the most influential voices of the twentieth century.
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First World War Poetry

Author: Jon Silkin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780141180090

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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A selection of poetry written during World War I. In the introduction Jon Silkin traces the changing mood of the poets - from patriotism through anger and compassion to an active desire for social change. The book includes work by Sassoon, Owen, Blunden, Rosenberg, Hardy and Lawrence.
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European Romantic Poetry

Author: N.A

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321131447

Category: Poetry

Page: 496

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This anthology of European Romantic poetry in English translation features some 60 poets in seven languages in recent or new verse translations, from Ossian to Baudelaire, Heine, and Mermontov. Works include Schiller's Gods of Greece, Hugo's odes and oriental poems, ten women poets in German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Russian and more.
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The Penguin Book of the Sonnet

500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English

Author: Phillis Levin

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140589290

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

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Features more than six hundred sonnets from notable poets representing the Elizabethan, Romantic, and Victoria eras, as well as writers from the Harlem Renaissance and contemporary authors.
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The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry

Author: Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Don LePan,Roy Liuzza,Jerome J. McGann,Anne Lake Prescott,Barry V. Qualls,Claire Waters

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554811317

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1168

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Intended for courses with a major focus on poetry during the Romantic period, this volume includes all the poetry selections from Volume 4 of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, along with a number of works newly edited for this volume. The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry maintains the Broadview Anthology of British Literature’s characteristic balance of canonical favorites and lesser-known gems, featuring a breadth of poetry from William Blake to Phillis Wheatley, from Ebenezer Elliott to Felicia Hemans. To give a sense of the full sweep of the Romantic period, the anthology incorporates important early figures from William Collins to Phillis Wheatley, as well as works by Victorians—such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Alfred, Lord Tennyson—for whom Romanticism was a formative force. “Contexts” sections provide valuable background on cultural matters such as “The Natural and the Sublime” and “The Abolition of Slavery,” while the companion website offers a wealth of additional resources and primary works. Longer works newly prepared for the bound book include Byron’s Manfred and The Giaour, Keats’s Hyperion, and substantial selections from Wordsworth’s fourteen-book Prelude; authors newly added for this volume include Hannah Cowley, Hannah More, Ann Yearsley, Robert Southey, and Thomas Moore.
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The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry

Author: Robert Chandler,Irina Mashinski,Boris Dralyuk

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141972262

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

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An enchanting collection of the very best of Russian poetry, edited by acclaimed translator Robert Chandler together with poets Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, poetry's pre-eminence in Russia was unchallenged, with Pushkin and his contemporaries ushering in the 'Golden Age' of Russian literature. Prose briefly gained the high ground in the second half of the nineteenth century, but poetry again became dominant in the 'Silver Age' (the early twentieth century), when belief in reason and progress yielded once more to a more magical view of the world. During the Soviet era, poetry became a dangerous, subversive activity; nevertheless, poets such as Osip Mandelstam and Anna Akhmatova continued to defy the censors. This anthology traces Russian poetry from its Golden Age to the modern era, including work by several great poets - Georgy Ivanov and Varlam Shalamov among them - in captivating modern translations by Robert Chandler and others. The volume also includes a general introduction, chronology and individual introductions to each poet. Robert Chandler is an acclaimed poet and translator. His many translations from Russian include works by Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolay Leskov, Vasily Grossman and Andrey Platonov, while his anthologies of Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida and Russian Magic Tales are both published in Penguin Classics. Irina Mashinski is a bilingual poet and co-founder of the StoSvet literary project. Her most recent collection is 2013's Ophelia i masterok [Ophelia and the Trowel]. Boris Dralyuk is a Lecturer in Russian at the University of St Andrews and translator of many books from Russian, including, most recently, Isaac Babel's Red Cavalry (2014).
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Book of Haikus

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664886

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Highlighting a lesser-known aspect of one of America's most influential authors, this new collection displays Jack Kerouac's interest in and mastery of haiku. Experimenting with this compact poetic genre throughout his career, Kerouac often included haiku in novels, correspondence, notebooks, journals, sketchbooks, and recordings. In this collection, Kerouac scholar Regina Weinreich supplements an incomplete draft of a haiku manuscript found in Kerouac's archives with a generous selection of Kerouac's other haiku, from both published and unpublished sources. With more than 500 poems, this is a must-have volume for Kerouac enthusiasts everywhere.
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The Premier Book of Major Poets

An Anthology

Author: Anita Dore

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0449911861

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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This brilliant collection spans the years from the Middle Ages to the modern day to bring you a unique selection of the greatest poetry of all time. Arranged around major themes such as love and hate, war and peace, liberty and oppression, alienation and city life, The Premier Book of Major Poets is an invaluable reference work as well as a source of great pleasure. Among the poets included are -- Matthew Arnold -- W. H. Auden -- William Blake -- Gwendolyn Brooks -- Robert Browning -- Geoffrey Chaucer -- Samuel Taylor Coleridgee -- e. e. cumming -- Emily Dickinson -- John Donne -- T. S. Eliot -- Mari Evans -- Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- Robert Frost -- Allen Ginsberg -- Nikki Giovanni -- Robert Graves -- Thomas Hardy -- Langston Hughes -- David Ignatow -- Randall Jarrell -- Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) -- John Keats -- Rudyard Kipling -- Denise Levertov -- Federico Garcia Lorca -- Robert Lowell -- Archibald MacLeish -- Andrew Marvell -- Edna St. Vincent Millay -- John Milton -- Marianne Moore -- Howard Nemerov -- Sylvia Plath -- Ezra Pound -- Theodore Roethke -- William Shakespeare -- Percy Bysshe Shelley -- Stephen Spender -- Wallace Stevens -- Alfred Tennyson -- Dylan Thomas -- Margaret Walker -- Walt Whitman -- William Wordsworth -- William Butler Yeats
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