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John Skelton (Everyman Poetry Library #29)

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Skelton is probably the greatest unknown poet of English literature. The outspoken tutor of the future Henry VIII, Skelton was an idiosyncratic genius whose poetry defies rules and boundaries.

Founded in 1906 by J.M. Dent, the Everyman Library has always tried to make the best books ever written available to the greatest number of people at the lowest possible price. Unique
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 15th 1997 by Everyman Paperback (first published January 28th 1980)
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Recommends it for: hard core poetry fans
John Skelton: Poems Selected by Anthony Thwaite is a volume from a collection of books from Faber and Faber called The Poet-to-Poet Series. The collection features poems of notable poets selected by contemporary poets. Though a Tudor poet from the early Sixteenth Century, John Skelton in many ways can be considered a precursor of modern poetry. Politically and religiously conservative, poetically Skelton was an iconoclast breaking away from the stiff formalism of his day to write in a style that ...more
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John Skelton, aka John Shelton, possibly born in Diss (Norfolk) around 1460, was an English poet.
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