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Treasury Of Favorite Poems

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  3 reviews
From Chaucer to William Wordsworth to E.E. Cummings, this collection of some of the greatest writing in the English language spans the breadth of American and English poetry, beginning with Old English ballads and continuing to the modern age. Fully indexed by poet, title, and first line.
Hardcover, 575 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Barnes & Noble
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Aug 28, 2010 James rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: poetry lovers
While there is no doubt the editor has assembled a fine collection, featuring some of the greatest poetry in the English language, I cannot in good conscience rate the book higher than "4 out of 5 stars".

Why? The drawback is simply this: the collection covers a vast range of poetic styles and voices. Not everyone will agree on what constitutes a "favorite" or "great" poem, even if we all agree that dozens of great poets, each and every one deserving of inclusion, are represented herein.

So, "4 ou
It is a book I consider one of my personal favorites and I choose a poem at random every night to read. The only issue I have with it is the inclusion of E.E. Cummings who I never considered to be a poet but a charlatan of the first degree.
Part of my permanent collection of poetry anthology.
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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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