100 Poets: A Little Anthology (Hardback)John Carey (author)
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Lovingly curated and expertly introduced by the author of A Little History of Poetry, this beautiful volume presents one-hundred greatest poets from Homer to Maya Angelou along with samples of their unforgettable verse.
A wonderfully readable anthology of our greatest poetry, chosen by the author of A Little History of Poetry
A poem seems a fragile thing. Change a word and it is broken. But poems outlive empires and survive the devastation of conquests. Celebrated author John Carey here presents a uniquely valuable anthology of verse based on a simple principle: select the one-hundred greatest poets from across the centuries, and then choose their finest poems.
Ranging from Homer and Sappho to Donne and Milton, Plath and Angelou, this is a delightful and accessible introduction to the very best that poetry can offer. Familiar favorites are nestled alongside marvelous new discoveries-all woven together with Carey's expert commentary. Particular attention is given to the works of female poets, like Christina Rossetti and Charlotte Mew. This is a personal guide to the poetry that shines brightest through the ages. Within its pages, readers will find treasured poems that remain with you for life.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
"100 Poets is a good anthology to dip into or to read straight through, like I did. Whatever your experience of poetry, I think you'll find something here to enjoy."-David's Book World
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