100 Poets: A Little Anthology

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Product Details
Price
$17.60
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.16 X 7.82 X 0.86 inches | 0.56 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300266993

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About the Author
John Carey is emeritus professor at the University of Oxford. His books include A Little History of Poetry, The Essential Paradise Lost, What Good Are the Arts?, studies of Donne and Dickens, and a prizewinning biography of William Golding.
Reviews
"Enthusiasm for the underdog is infectious . . . It reveals a sensitivity in Carey's aesthetic, a rejection of the sentimental and the highbrow in favour of the lyrical, the melancholy and the divine. It's what ultimately ties the book together, and lends a profound emotional weight to the intellectual rigour."--Andrew Male, Sunday Times

"Reading poetry is a perfect commuter pastime, but can feel intimidating. Where to start? Perhaps with this gentle, welcoming anthology by this paper's chief literary critic, which offers one emblematic poem, and a brief introduction, for 100 poets."--Sunday Times

"[T]his book is an excellent introduction to a variety of poets and these morsels will whet the appetite for more. 100 Poets makes an excellent gift for students because schools today are utterly failing to introduce young minds to the important poets."--The Interim

"This would be a good introduction for literature students as well as laypeople wanting to brush up on their poetry."--Rebecca Foster, Bookish Beck