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The Penguin Book of American Verse

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  3 reviews
An anthology of American poetry, from the colonial beginnings in the 17th century right through to the 20th century. Emphasizing the extraordinary, vital period that followed the 1950s, Geoffrey Moore's editorship does not neglect the major figures of the between-ward period nor the ballads and parodies that can be said to represent the spirit of America.
Paperback, 613 pages
Published 1989 by Penguin Books (first published 1954)
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Kate
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It is rather disturbing to read an anthology where the editor is so patronisingly unimpressed about the subject. Yeah yeah, we get it - the British are the bestest at literature, and the foolish Yanks are so adorable in their attempts to write poetry.

Mr Moore (ed.) would have been better off not venturing outside the University of Hull - it is surely a glorious world of words where pesky foreigners never venture

The Reader can do better elsewhere
Cathy
Oct 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. If you like reading poetry, I would thoroughly recommend this collection
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I never read my poetry books from cover to cover, I just keep picking out bits and pieces... It's an ongoing process.
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