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From blake to wordsworth to robert browning and dylan thomas- a compact anthology of two centuries of poetry by 23 great british poets.
Paperback, 576 pages
Published August 23rd 1985 by Signet (first published August 1st 1963)
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Marshall A Lewis
Dec 24, 2018 rated it liked it
This book has been a growing tool for me over the past two years. I got into writing poetry before I got into reading poetry, mostly because the poetry I read in high school was of little interest to me, and the poetry I read in university, with the exception of Christian Bök, followed the same suit. It wasn't until I started reading some more modern poetry, the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski, Ocean Vuong and Micheal Symmons Roberts that I started to really pursue poetry - including ...more
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Leslie
Aug 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Always keep this one within reach and fall in love with a new old poet at least once a week. Yesterday I discovered a.e. Housman and barely stopped myself from ordering his complete works online....what a story his personal life was...unrequited life long love...sigh. This book has a very decent sampling of alot of the majors, even Emily Bronte who wrote some surprisingly good poetry. But why should i be surprised at anything written by a member of that fascinating family.
C.
Jun 03, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: literature, poetry
Having studied British poetry in high school as part of the IB program, I really discovered a love for Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, and Yeats. My favorite of all time ~ Intimations of Immortality (William Wordsworth). Great collection of some of the greatest British poets. And compact enough to travel in a backpack or purse.
Martinray2
Aug 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ray-s-canon
My introduction to Blake, Keats, Wordsworth, Rosetti... all the way to Dylan Thomas

(I always felt a little unsophisticated for really, really liking Shelley...)

Essential fodder for any Romantic!
Emmanuel Macias
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The best poets in a one handy book, excellent for any weather.
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Same review as the Mentor Book of Major American Poets, but with Limeys.
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