100 Poets: A Little Anthology: Signed Bookplate Edition (Hardback)
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100 Poets: A Little Anthology: Signed Bookplate Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 14/09/2021
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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.

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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
ISBN: 9780300264395
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm

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“Poetry in motion”

100 Posts by John Carey

I've just read this book cover to cover. This is a wonderful poetry book that takes you from poetry from BC to modern day. I liked that it gave each poet a mini biography.
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Hardback edition
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“Short but often insightful”

I’ve always had something of a weakness for poetry anthologies and possess way more than I could ever need. Nor do I think I’ve bought my last. They tend to be odd beasts. Too many are just stuffed full of the usual... More

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Katy Wheatley

“A Whistlestop Tour of the Poetic Canon”

This is, as it states in the introduction, a personal selection of 100 poems that start in the classical world and end somewhere after World War II. It's interesting to me, more for what it says about John Carey... More

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