English Verse: The Best of the Twentieth Century

 
9780007202126: English Verse: The Best of the Twentieth Century

The Best of Twentieth-Century Poetry offers an extensive survey of English poetry of the last hundred years.

Representing the work of more than thirty poets, and extending from Thomas Hardy’s lines on the loss of Titanic to the present-day concerns of Seamus Heaney, The Best of Twentieth-Century Poetry offers an extensive survey of English poetry of the last hundred years. It includes established favourites like T S Eliot’s The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, W H Auden’s Stop all the Clocks and In Memory of W B Yeats, and Dylan Thomas’s Fern Hill, together with a generous selection of poetry from both world wars. Embracing a wide range of styles and moods, this new selection captures the continuing richness of the English poetic tradition.

Includes the works of:

Thomas Hardy
Rudyard Kipling
Julian Grenfell
Edwin Muir
Dylan thomas
Stevie Smith
Philip Larkin
Seamus Heaney

All poems are taken from The Time Book of English Verse, edited by Edward Leeson.

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Representing the work of more than thirty poets, and extending from Thomas Hardy’s lines on the loss of Titanic to the present-day concerns of Seamus Heaney, The Best of Twentieth-Century Poetry offers an extensive survey of English poetry of the last hundred years. It includes established favourites like T S Eliot’s 'The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock', W H Auden’s 'Stop all the Clocks' and 'In Memory of W B Yeats', and Dylan Thomas’s 'Fern Hill', together with a generous selection of poetry from both world wars. Embracing a wide range of styles and moods, this new selection captures the continuing richness of the English poetic tradition.

All poems are taken from 'The Time Book of English Verse', edited by Edward Leeson.

About the Author:

Edward Leeson has been a professional editor for more than thirty years. His previous publications include the widely acclaimed ‘New golden treasury of English Verse’ (‘not afraid of obvious choices… an excellent initiatory volume’ – Sir Kingsley Amis; ‘an excellent anthology…’ Sir John Betjeman) and the ‘Macmillan Anthology of English Prose.’ He is currently in the process of fulfilling his life’s ambition of producing an edition of Shakespeare.

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