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This anthology is a companion volume to "Modern American Poetry," covering the same period, from about 1870 to 1920. Not only have the best poems but those illustrating the greatest variety have been chosen from eighty representative British poets, as prominent and dissimilar as Henley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hardy, Oscar Wilde, Francis Thompson, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur S...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Kessinger Publishing (first published June 1962)
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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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