The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive collection of British verse, featuring poems from every era of British history, includes not only classic poets--such as Chaucer, Blake, and Auden--but also offers works by little-known women writers and the best of Britain's contemporary poets. UP.

Columbia Univ Pr

A sweeping compendium of British verse from Old and Middle English to the present, including the best work of poets from every corner of the British Isles, this anthology offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive single volume available.


A sweeping compendium of British verse from Old and Middle English to the present, including the best work of poets from every corner of the British Isles, The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive single volume available.

Carl Woodring and James Shapiro, the same experienced editorial team who brought students and lovers of literature The Columbia History of British Literature, now present a volume that resonates with contemporary significance, yet also takes into account the centuries-old poetic tradition that planted Great Britain centrally in the canon of Western Literature.

The Columbia Anthology pays tribute to the renowned works that any include--Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Blake, Eliot, Auden. But the book also resurrects the voices of excellent poets, particularly women--such as Queen Elizabeth I, Anne Ingram, and Christina Rossetti--who have been unjustifiably ignored until recently.

Contemporary British poetry is fully represented as well, with the work of Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Liz Lochhead, and Paula Meehan bringing The Columbia Anthology up to the minute.

Unencumbered by extensive notes that divert attention from the spirit of verse, The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry allows readers to discover the poems for themselves. It is a collection poetry lovers will want on their shelves for years to come, to read and enjoy again and again.

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A chronologically-ordered compendium of British verse from Old and Middle English to the present, with due recognition to women poets, contemporary poets, and poets from Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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& Taylor

A comprehensive collection of British verse, featuring poems from every era of British history, includes classic poets ranging from Chaucer to Auden, and offers works by little-known women writers and the best of Britain's contemporary poets

Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c1995
ISBN: 9780231101806
0231101805
Branch Call Number: SHARED SYSTEM
Characteristics: xxxi, 891 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: British poetry

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