Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “New Collected Poems of Stephen Spender” as Want to Read:
New Collected Poems of Stephen Spender
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

New Collected Poems of Stephen Spender

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  17 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Stephen Spender, along with his friends W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice and C. Day Lewis, rose to prominence in the 1930s, writing powerfully of the fear and paranoia of a continent heading towards war. By the time of his death in 1995 he had established a distinguished reputation as a poet, critic, editor and translator. This New Collected Poems, edited by Michael Brett, gath ...more
Hardcover, 393 pages
Published May 6th 2004 by Faber Faber
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about New Collected Poems of Stephen Spender, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about New Collected Poems of Stephen Spender

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-46)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Jean Grant
Nov 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jean by: English prof
How about this for idealism:

"I think continually of those who were truly great--
The names of those who in their lives fought for life,
Who wore at their heart the fire's center…
born of the sun they traveled a short while toward the sun
And left the vivid air signed with their honor."

I don't think we too much think of those "who were truly great" any longer.
A W
rated it it was amazing
May 25, 2016
Elisabeth
rated it it was amazing
Nov 20, 2014
Veronika Osterberg
rated it it was amazing
Dec 07, 2013
Erin
rated it it was ok
Jun 30, 2016
Erez
rated it really liked it
Aug 02, 2009
Steven Felicelli
rated it liked it
Jul 06, 2012
Ashok Behuria
rated it liked it
Dec 13, 2014
Edvard
rated it it was amazing
Jul 23, 2009
James Schwartz
rated it it was amazing
Mar 23, 2011
Nightocelot
rated it did not like it
Sep 03, 2016
Veronika Osterberg
rated it really liked it
Nov 06, 2013
Elizabeth
rated it really liked it
May 03, 2017
Marque Joosten
rated it really liked it
Jul 28, 2012
Kjsbreda
rated it it was amazing
Aug 11, 2009
Marcel
rated it it was ok
Aug 09, 2012
Themis
rated it it was amazing
Feb 28, 2012
Emilyb Blackman
marked it as to-read
Oct 27, 2009
Oleuanna Twig
marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2012
Nina
marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2013
Sophie
marked it as to-read
May 26, 2013
Gina
marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2014
Haley
marked it as to-read
Mar 05, 2014
Scott
marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2014
Taylor Hynes
marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2014
Holly
marked it as to-read
Aug 09, 2014
Katie
added it
Sep 04, 2014
Shawn Lebrun
marked it as to-read
Sep 07, 2014
Sean
marked it as to-read
Nov 12, 2014
Sam
marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2015
Laura
marked it as to-read
May 03, 2015
Derosset Gordon
marked it as to-read
May 10, 2015
Megan
marked it as to-read
Jun 12, 2015
Tom Ashworth
marked it as to-read
Jun 27, 2015
Jo Hamya
marked it as to-read
Aug 30, 2015
David Humphreys
marked it as to-read
Oct 09, 2015
Nana
marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2016
Ana
marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2016
BookDB
marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2016
Karen Marie
marked it as to-read
Nov 07, 2016
Chloe
marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2017
poppypage
marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2017
Errol Bray
is currently reading it
Apr 01, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
34 followers
Sir Stephen Harold Spender (1909–1995), English poet, translator, literary critic and editor, was born in London and educated at the University of Oxford, where he first became associated with such other outspoken British literary figures as W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, C. Day Lewis and Louis MacNeice. His book The Thirties and After (1979) recalls these figures and others prominent in the ...more
More about Stephen Spender