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The Cambridge Companion to English Poets

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Claude Rawson, J. A. Burrow, Roland Greene, Richard McCabe, David Bevington, Achsah Guibbory, Colin Burrow, Helen Wilcox, Martin Evans, Nigel Smith, David Hopkins, Paul Baines, Morton D. Paley, Karl Miller, Simon Jarvis, Seamus Perry, Anne Barton, James Chandler, Susan Wolfson, Herbert Tucker, J. Hillis Miller, Dinah Birch, Linda Peterson, Peter Robinson, James Longenbach, Marjorie Perloff, Michael North, Edward Mendelson, Alan Jenkins
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  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521697033

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  • This volume provides lively and authoritative introductions to twenty-nine of the most important British and Irish poets from Geoffrey Chaucer to Philip Larkin. The list includes, among others, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Wordsworth, Browning, Yeats and T. S. Eliot, and represents the tradition of English poetry at its best. Each contributor offers a new assessment of a single poet's achievement and importance, with readings of the most important poems. The essays, written by leading experts, are personal responses, written in clear, vivid language, free of academic jargon, and aim to inform, arouse interest, and deepen understanding.

    • Essays by world specialists on the 29 best poets in the English language, including Milton, Yeats and T. S. Eliot
    • Offers stimulating approaches to canonical writers; ideal for survey courses in English literature
    • Includes suggestions for further reading
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    "Rawson himself authors the article on Swift … in which he considers the different ways in Pope's and Swift's poetic reputations have suffered and been recovered."
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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521697033
    • length: 580 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Claude Rawson
    1. Geoffrey Chaucer J. A. Burrow
    2. Sir Thomas Wyatt Roland Greene
    3. Edmund Spenser Richard McCabe
    4. William Shakespeare David Bevington
    5. John Donne Achsah Guibbory
    6. Ben Jonson Colin Burrow
    7. George Herbert Helen Wilcox
    8. John Milton Martin Evans
    9. Andrew Marvell Nigel Smith
    10. John Dryden David Hopkins
    11. Jonathan Swift Claude Rawson
    12. Alexander Pope Paul Baines
    13. William Blake Morton D. Paley
    14. Robert Burns Karl Miller
    15. William Wordsworth Simon Jarvis
    16. Samuel Taylor Coleridge Seamus Perry
    17. George Gordon, Lord Byron Anne Barton
    18. Percy Bysshe Shelley James Chandler
    19. John Keats Susan Wolfson
    20. Alfred, Lord Tennyson Herbert Tucker
    21. Robert Browning J. Hillis Miller
    22. Emily Bronte Dinah Birch
    23. Christina Rossetti Linda Peterson
    24. Thomas Hardy Peter Robinson
    25. W. B. Yeats James Longenbach
    26. D. H. Lawrence Marjorie Perloff
    27. T. S. Eliot Michael North
    28. W. H. Auden Edward Mendelson
    29. Philip Larkin Alan Jenkins
    Further reading
    Index.

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    Claude Rawson, Yale University, Connecticut
    Claude Rawson is Maynard Mack Professor of English at Yale University.

    Contributors

    Claude Rawson, J. A. Burrow, Roland Greene, Richard McCabe, David Bevington, Achsah Guibbory, Colin Burrow, Helen Wilcox, Martin Evans, Nigel Smith, David Hopkins, Paul Baines, Morton D. Paley, Karl Miller, Simon Jarvis, Seamus Perry, Anne Barton, James Chandler, Susan Wolfson, Herbert Tucker, J. Hillis Miller, Dinah Birch, Linda Peterson, Peter Robinson, James Longenbach, Marjorie Perloff, Michael North, Edward Mendelson, Alan Jenkins

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