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The Pursuit of Poetry
Louis Untermeyer
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The Pursuit of Poetry

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In this classic reference work, Louis Untermeyer gives us our American poetry in its essential pieces. Written by one of the great twentieth century readers, reading poetry becomes an art easily understood and accessed by all. Whether you are looking for the basic elements of a sonnet or want to read further about poetic image or the place of twentieth century poetry in th ...more
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Published November 10th 1969 by Simon & Schuster
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Interestingly, I enjoyed the "dictionary" portion of this book more than the "guide" portion. Seemed to keep him more focused on giving actual information and examples, rather than editorials.
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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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