The History Of English Poetry (Non Fiction)

The History Of English Poetry Non Fiction English literature is a treasure trove of wonderful poetry From Shakespeare to Milton Keats to Shelley and Tennyson to Yeats this accessible history especially written for Naxos AudioBooks introduce

  • Title: The History Of English Poetry (Non Fiction)
  • Author: Peter Whitfield
  • ISBN: 9789626349151
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Audio CD
  • English literature is a treasure trove of wonderful poetry From Shakespeare to Milton, Keats to Shelley and Tennyson to Yeats, this accessible history especially written for Naxos AudioBooks introduces the listener to countless small masterpieces, including all the old favorites and some lesser known gems Whitfield explores this most expressive of art forms and tracesEnglish literature is a treasure trove of wonderful poetry From Shakespeare to Milton, Keats to Shelley and Tennyson to Yeats, this accessible history especially written for Naxos AudioBooks introduces the listener to countless small masterpieces, including all the old favorites and some lesser known gems Whitfield explores this most expressive of art forms and traces the historical development of a rich and diverse canon of poetical works The lyrical powers of the most remarkable poets of the English language are illustrated with over 70 extracts This is the latest release from Naxos AudioBooks successful History series, which includes accounts of English literature, theatre and opera.

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    1. 7 cds, read by Derek Jacobi.It's a fairly conventional survey of the history of English poetry, with few surprises.After awhile the dogmatic statements (apparently only Scholars read medieval poetry) and dismissive attitude to whatever doesn't appeal to the writer's taste become tiresome. More poetry and less preaching would be welcome, but as a quick survey it's a fairly reliable introduction of the standard version of "The History of English poetry".

    2. This is a good survey of English poetry; by its nature it is too brief and selective, but to be honest it is still a bit overwhelming for someone like me whose major life experience with poetry was a fling the Romantics when I was 21 (gotta love the Romantics at that age!). The narration of the book is excellent and it was a pleasure to listen to.

    3. Excellent overview of English (and American) poetry told with excerpts of each poet's work. Very clear and accessible, providing an understandable and exhilarating path through centuries of poetry.

    4. This book is a fairly standard overview of English poetry, though sometimes the criticisms of certain poems seem personal and not analytical. But, the narrator is Derek Jacobi, and that made me love listening to it - he has a rich and humourous voice.

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