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The Oxford Book of English Verse review ½ 3 review The Oxford Book of English Verse Here is a treasure house of over seven centuries of English poetry chosen and introduced by Christopher Ricks whom Auden described as exactly the kind of critic every poet dreams of finding The Oxford Book of English Verse created in 1900 by Arthur uiller Couch and selected anew in 1972 by Helen Gardner has established itself as the foremost anthology of English poetry ample in span liberal in the kinds of poetry presented This completely fresh selection brings in new poems and poets from all ages and extends the range by another half century to include many twentieth century figures not featured before among them Philip Larkin and Samuel Beckett T. Aug 2018 Jan 2020 A rich textbook for survey classes 13C to 20C In the older poems the editor has left unchanged much of the spelling and punctuation so we can accurately compare say Shakespeare often heavily edited in student editions with Sidney or Spenser There s a sprinkling of Irish and Scottish poetry footnoting unfamiliar words and expressions but English still seems the right word as opposed to BritishHad I world enough and time I d read the older editions of the OBEV to analyze the additions and omissions The International Dictionary of Event Management The Wiley Event Management Series range by another half century to include many twentieth century figures not featured before among them Philip Larkin and Samuel Beckett T. Aug 2018 Jan 2020 A Domicile 1 rich textbook for survey classes 13C to 20C In the older poems the editor has left unchanged much of the spelling and punctuation so we can accurately compare say Shakespeare often heavily edited in student editions with Sidney or Spenser There s a sprinkling of Irish and Scottish poetry footnoting unfamiliar words and expressions but English still seems the Individual Motivation Within Groups right word as opposed to BritishHad I world enough and time I d Why I Am a Jew read the older editions of the OBEV to analyze the additions and omissions

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The Oxford Book of English Verse

The Oxford Book of English Verse review ½ 3 review The Oxford Book of English Verse Hom Gunn and Elaine Feinstein right up to Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney Here as before are lyric beginning with medieval song satire hymn ode sonnet elegy ballad but also kinds of poetry not previously admitted the riches of dramatic verse by Marlowe Shakespeare Jonson Webster; great works of translation that are themselves true English poetry such as Chapman's Homer bringing in its happy wake Keats's 'On First Looking into Chapman's Homer' Dryden's Juvenal and many others; well loved nursery rhymes limericks even clerihews English poetry from all parts of the British Isles is firmly represented Henryson and MacDiarmid for example now join Dunbar an. DisappointingIn the days when there was actually a general audience for poetry that audience s taste was both formed and reflected by anthologies which generally were created by by lovers of poetry the phrase though it may sound pretentious is the accurate one whose books were a uite conscious effort both to form and to reflect that taste Today things are different poetry has become largely an academic enterprise and accordingly current anthologies tend to reflect not the taste of a general audience but the specialist jockeying that goes in English departments There could hardly be a better example of this trend than Christopher Ricks s edition of The Oxford Book of English VerseThe book does have its points Scottish poetry traditionally a poor cousin has been given something like its proper prominence The selections from Elizabethan and Jacobean drama whether or not they theoretically belong there sure sound good Matthew Arnold s The Scholar Gipsy that bane of generations of sophos with term papers due has been reduced to a handful of stanzas which usefully demonstrate how bad a poem it really is But taken as a whole we find in this book that the anthologist s mission of portraying the sweep and blood of poetic tradition has been sacrificed to the department head s need not to hurt the feelings of anyone at the faculty meeting It s not that the poems chosen are not worthwhile though I for one could have done without Anthony Thwaite s tiresome poetry establishment in joke of a poem consisting of all the names from Contemporary Poets or Swinburne s really disgusting ode to foot fetishism and necrophilia The Leper it is that the necessity of satisfying all scholarly claimants leaves insufficient room for the poets and poems who really count Thus we find the ancient roots of English song cut back almost to nothing Donne demoted to an eccentric intellectual rake who got religion at the end Byron a writer of verse novels which must have seemed uite shocking in their day a Yeats unstained by politics and an Eliot who wrote one memorable poem about a sad case named Prufrock wandering about London as well as a number of interesting experiments the book omits all but eight lines of The Waste Land There could be not better indication that this anthology neither leads popular taste nor follows it it is hermetically sealed from it and it represents the final transformation of the anthologist as lover of poetry into the anthologist as professor Its poems are not episodes in the great epic of which all poems worth knowing are a part but specimens the book is not really an anthology but a syllabus and it gives us the great body of English poetry with its heart cut out Those who want at least one major anthology of poetry in their library would do better to get this book s predecessor The New Oxford Book of English Verse 1250 1950 Oxford Books of Verse still available or better yet the book I consider to be the best single poetry anthology The Atlantic Book of British and American Poetry by Edith Sitwell out of print but still available used 7 Myths About Women and Work right up to Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney Here as before are lyric beginning with medieval song satire hymn ode sonnet elegy ballad but also kinds of poetry not previously admitted the Tales Of Bygone New England riches of dramatic verse by Marlowe Shakespeare Jonson Webster; great works of translation that are themselves true English poetry such as Chapman's Homer bringing in its happy wake Keats's 'On First Looking into Chapman's Homer' Dryden's Juvenal and many others; well loved nursery Capacities, Capacity Constraints and Capacity Reserves of Airports, Today and in the Future rhymes limericks even clerihews English poetry from all parts of the British Isles is firmly Simon and the Messy World represented Henryson and MacDiarmid for example now join Dunbar an. DisappointingIn the days when there was actually a general audience for poetry that audience s taste was both formed and tattered wings reflected by anthologies which generally were created by by lovers of poetry the phrase though it may sound pretentious is the accurate one whose books were a uite conscious effort both to form and to The Cambridge Ancient History Vol 14 Late Antiuity Empire and Successors AD 425 600 reflect that taste Today things are different poetry has become largely an academic enterprise and accordingly current anthologies tend to Trailer Park Stories reflect not the taste of a general audience but the specialist jockeying that goes in English departments There could hardly be a better example of this trend than Christopher Ricks s edition of The Oxford Book of English VerseThe book does have its points Scottish poetry traditionally a poor cousin has been given something like its proper prominence The selections from Elizabethan and Jacobean drama whether or not they theoretically belong there sure sound good Matthew Arnold s The Scholar Gipsy that bane of generations of sophos with term papers due has been Parasite reduced to a handful of stanzas which usefully demonstrate how bad a poem it Fifteen Weekends really is But taken as a whole we find in this book that the anthologist s mission of portraying the sweep and blood of poetic tradition has been sacrificed to the department head s need not to hurt the feelings of anyone at the faculty meeting It s not that the poems chosen are not worthwhile though I for one could have done without Anthony Thwaite s tiresome poetry establishment in joke of a poem consisting of all the names from Contemporary Poets or Swinburne s Tears from Iron Cultural Responses toFamine in Nineteenth Century China Asia Local StudiesGlobal Themes really disgusting ode to foot fetishism and necrophilia The Leper it is that the necessity of satisfying all scholarly claimants leaves insufficient Heimat A Critical Theory of the German Idea of Homeland Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture room for the poets and poems who Crooked Cucumber The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki really count Thus we find the ancient Waiting in the Wings roots of English song cut back almost to nothing Donne demoted to an eccentric intellectual A Life On Film rake who got To Vegas and Back religion at the end Byron a writer of verse novels which must have seemed uite shocking in their day a Yeats unstained by politics and an Eliot who wrote one memorable poem about a sad case named Prufrock wandering about London as well as a number of interesting experiments the book omits all but eight lines of The Waste Land There could be not better indication that this anthology neither leads popular taste nor follows it it is hermetically sealed from it and it How to Read Foucaults Discipline and Punish represents the final transformation of the anthologist as lover of poetry into the anthologist as professor Its poems are not episodes in the great epic of which all poems worth knowing are a part but specimens the book is not Catch a Falling Star really an anthology but a syllabus and it gives us the great body of English poetry with its heart cut out Those who want at least one major anthology of poetry in their library would do better to get this book s predecessor The New Oxford Book of English Verse 1250 1950 Oxford Books of Verse still available or better yet the book I consider to be the best single poetry anthology The Atlantic Book of British and American Poetry by Edith Sitwell out of print but still available used

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The Oxford Book of English Verse review ½ 3 review The Oxford Book of English Verse D Burns from Scotland; James Henry Austin Clarke and J M Synge now join Allingham and Yeats from Ireland; R S Thomas joins Dylan Thomas from Wales and Edward Taylor and Anne Bradstreet writing in America before its independence in the 1770s are given a rightful and rewarding place Some of the greatest long poems are here in their entirety Wordsworth's 'Tintern Abbey' Coleridge's 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and Christina Rossetti's 'Goblin Market' alongside some of the shortest haikus suibs and epigrams Generous and wide ranging mixing familiar with fresh delights this is an anthology to move and delight all who find themselves loving English vers. Brilliant selection beautifully produced With so much poetry available for nothing on the web this book reminds us why a great editor and a good publishing house can still make it worth buying hard copies


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    review The Oxford Book of English Verse download Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Á Christopher Ricks Christopher Ricks Á 3 summary I must be turning into a real softie This is a wonderful journey through nearly a thousand years of English verse and covers all subjects This is a real reflection of many British poets those known and unknownOne of the best things about this collection of verse that it has all the usual suspects represented but

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    E–pub [The Oxford Book of English Verse] author Christopher Ricks Christopher Ricks Á 3 summary review The Oxford Book of English Verse Fairly Unhappy There could have been passages from The Prelude Shelley's Epipsychidion and Alastor John Keats' O

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    download Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Á Christopher Ricks E–pub [The Oxford Book of English Verse] author Christopher Ricks Christopher Ricks Á 3 summary Aug 2018 Jan 2020 A rich textbook for survey classes 13C to 20C In the older poems the editor has left unchanged much of the spelling and punct

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    Christopher Ricks Á 3 summary download Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Á Christopher Ricks review The Oxford Book of English Verse Occasionally I will go through an entire anthology of verse and note down poems to return to and this has been my third time going through this anthology My five star rating is a very personal one as I've had this book for years now it is what introduced me to poetry beyond the little verses we're taught in school The poetry I read however

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    review The Oxford Book of English Verse E–pub [The Oxford Book of English Verse] author Christopher Ricks download Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Á Christopher Ricks DisappointingIn the days when there was actually a general audience for poetry that audience's taste was both formed and reflected by anthologies which generally were created by by lovers of poetry the phrase though it may sound pretentious is the accurate one whose books were a uite conscious effort both to form and to reflect that taste Today things are different poetry has become largely an academic enterprise and accordingly

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    E–pub [The Oxford Book of English Verse] author Christopher Ricks Christopher Ricks Á 3 summary download Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Á Christopher Ricks Since my brain has started to wither on the stem I picked up the OBoEV with the goal of learning a poem a week I'm falling short of the goal and some of the work can be a little Iambic but I've rediscovered the delights of the form Take advice from this old Englishman pick up a copy of the above and take a nibble of the pleasing passions of poetry It will reduce stress increase happiness and put the world to rights

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    Christopher Ricks Á 3 summary download Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Á Christopher Ricks review The Oxford Book of English Verse Brilliant selection beautifully produced With so much poetry available for nothing on the web this book reminds us why a great editor and a good publishing house can still make it worth buying hard copies

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    E–pub [The Oxford Book of English Verse] author Christopher Ricks download Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Á Christopher Ricks A rich and rewarding trove of some really beautiful poetry whilst some poets are given space than necessary and some are perhaps negle

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    E–pub [The Oxford Book of English Verse] author Christopher Ricks A classic Not often read but kept around anyway if only to look up poetry referenced in other works

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    E–pub [The Oxford Book of English Verse] author Christopher Ricks download Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Á Christopher Ricks review The Oxford Book of English Verse A must have for any poet lovers

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  • Hardcover
  • 752
  • The Oxford Book of English Verse
  • Christopher Ricks
  • English
  • 25 October 2018
  • 9780192141828