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Forms of Discovery: Critical and Historical Essays on the Forms of the Short Poem in English

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With Forms of Discover, Yvor Winters completes his critical canon. The distinguished poet-critic defines by analysis and example the development of the method that he has called “post-Symbolist.”

Starting with the styles of the English Renaissance, Winters discusses at length the felicities and shortcomings of these traditions, the main defect being that sensory imagery wa
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Published January 1st 1967 by Swallow Press
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Aaron Haspel
Feb 09, 2013 Aaron Haspel rated it it was amazing
You will learn more about English and American poetry from reading this than from any ten other books I can think of. Winters' choices differ considerably from those in the standard anthologies, and in nearly every case for the better. In fact a great many of his choices, particularly from the 16th and 17th centuries, have entered the standard anthologies through his efforts, though he is rarely acknowledged.
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