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Modern British Poetry
Louis Untermeyer
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Modern British Poetry

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Louis Undermeyer dates the modern period of English literature beginning circa 1885. He further divides the modern period into seven time periods. "(I) The decay of Victorianism and the growth of a purely decorative art, (2) The rise and decline of the ^Esthetic Philosophy, (3) The muscu lar influence of Henley, (4) The Celtic revival in Ireland, (5) Rudyard Kipling and th

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Published (first published January 1st 1925)
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Gail Oare
A good sampling along with bios of poets. The editor covers some fairly little-known poets extensively and gives light coverage of some who deserved more space. That to me is puzzling, but still an interesting and instructive collection.
April Woods
"For each age is a dream that is dying, or one that is coming to birth." -Arthur O-Shaughnessy
Audra (Unabridged Chick)
This book only remains unfinished because I'm not such a poetry lover that I can read a whole volume at once. However, this is a lovely collection of British poetry with great introductory bios by Louis Untermeyer. Many of the poets featured may be unfamiliar to American readers, which makes it an even greater treat -- but there are many classics as well.
Really enjoyed this, and the biographies helped to add context to the poems.
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Louis Untermeyer was the author, editor or compiler, and translator of more than one hundred books for readers of all ages. He will be best remembered as the prolific anthologist whose collections have introduced students to contemporary American poetry since 1919. The son of an established New York jeweler, Untermeyer's interest in poetry led to friendships with poets from three generations, incl ...more
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