Poetry in English: An Anthology

Paperback | November 12, 1987

EditorM. L. Rosenthal

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This authoritative, handsomely designed anthology of poetry from the Anglo-Saxon to the contemporary stresses major figures without neglecting minor ones of quality. Meant for survey and genre courses (and for all interested readers), it offers responsible scholarly texts for study inthemselves and for seeing both the continuities and the changes in dominant modes over the centuries. The larger aim is to enhance the appreciation of poetic art generally. Selection is based on excellence, along with certain necessary considerations: how well poems reflect their periods, show the development of a form or genre, illustrate a poet's range, and speak to modern sensibilities. Whenever feasible, complete poems are used. In addition to headnotes, annotations, and known dates of composition and publication, Poetry in English includes M.L. Rosenthal's introduction, Sally M. Gall's comprehensive essay on versification, and an author/title/first line index. It is the ideal text for students and teachers alike.

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This authoritative, handsomely designed anthology of poetry from the Anglo-Saxon to the contemporary stresses major figures without neglecting minor ones of quality. Meant for survey and genre courses (and for all interested readers), it offers responsible scholarly texts for study inthemselves and for seeing both the continuities and...

M. L. Rosenthal is Emeritus Professor of English at New York University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1248 pages, 5.91 × 8.9 × 1.42 inPublished:November 12, 1987Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195205391

ISBN - 13:9780195205398

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"Little is left out and much included. I liked the selection and the scholarly apparatus, and found especially helpful the section on versification by Professor Gall." --Edward J. Cronin, University of Notre Dame