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The History of English Poetry

The History of English Poetry

Written by Peter Whitfield

Narrated by Derek Jacobi


The History of English Poetry

Written by Peter Whitfield

Narrated by Derek Jacobi

ratings:
4.5/5 (8 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Sep 1, 2009
ISBN:
9789629548193
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Great poetry can indeed outlast stone and the glory of princes, and the English poetic tradition is perhaps the richest in the world. This audiobook tells the story of that tradition through its towering figures – Spenser and Shakespeare, Milton and Dryden, Wordsworth and Tennyson, Whitman, Dickinson and Eliot – and through scores of other poets. Clear and accessible, blending criticism with imagination and illustrated with scores of quotations, this new history will delight all who care about the past and the future of English poetry.
Released:
Sep 1, 2009
ISBN:
9789629548193
Format:
Audiobook

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    A good look at a thousand years of English poetry. Left me wanting to read more deeply the poets cited.

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