Lives of the Poets

Lives of the Poets

Book - 1999
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Random House, Inc.
National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

In this stunning volume of epic breadth, Michael Schmidt connects the lives and works of more than 300 poets over the last 700 years--spanning distant shores from Scotland to Australia to the Caribbean, all sharing the English language.

Schmidt reveals how each poet has transformed "a common language of poetry" into the rustic rhythms and elegiac ballads, love sonnets, and experimental postmodern verse that make up our lyrical canon.

A comprehensive guided tour that is lively and always accessible, Lives of the Poets illuminates our most transcendent literary tradition.

Baker & Taylor
Encompassing the works of more than three hundred poets, a definitive history of poetry in English ranges from the fourteenth century to the present day and explores the lives, poetry, and inspiration of these masters of the English language. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Surveys six centuries of English-language poetry, highlighting the styles, themes, and contributions of its most prominent figures

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1999
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780375706042
Branch Call Number: 821.009 SCH
Characteristics: xii, 975 p. ; 25 cm


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