The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse

Author: Thomas Kinsella
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780192801920
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This magnificent anthology presents the Irish tradition as a unity: verse in Irish and English, usually regarded separately, are shown as elements in a shared and often painful history. The selection begins in pre-Christian times and closes with nineteenth- and twentieth-century verse. Poets featured include Swift, Goldsmith, W. B. Yeats, Patrick Kavanagh, and Seamus Heaney.

The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse

Author: Alastair Fowler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199556296
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Alistair Fowler's celebrated anthology includes generous selections from the work of all the century's major poets, notably Donne, Jonson, Milton, Drayton, Herbert, Marvell, and Dryden. It strikes a balance between Metaphysical wit and intellect and Jonsonian simplicity, while also accommodating hitherto neglected popular verse. The result is a truer, more Catholic representation of seventeenth-century verse than any previous anthology.

The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse

Author: Christopher Ricks
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199556318
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Christopher Ricks's celebrated anthology presents a wonderfully varied collection of Victorian poetry, with 560 poems by 115 authors. The great figures of the period - Tennyson, Browning, Swinburne, and Hopkins - are strongly represented, but light verse and nonsense poetry have not been neglected. With most poems given in their entirety, this is a lively and exciting anthology of Victorian verse selected by an expert in the field.

The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse

Author: Emrys Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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In the sixty years since the publication of the originalOxford Book of Sixteenth-Century Verse, a revolution in literary taste has taken place. We now know that Elizabethan literature contained much more than dainty pastorals and lovely sonnets, and that in fact many poetic traditions flourished within the sixteenth century. Now, Emrys Jones has brought together a definitive collection of verse which truly captures the diversity of this period. By no means have the classics of Elizabethan literature been replaced--there are ample selections from Spenser'sFaerie Queene, from Shakespeare's sonnets and plays (including Ariel's song fromThe Tempest, and from John Donne (who actually produced many poems in the sixteenth century, although he has previously been thought of only as a poet of the next century). But alongside these well-known works, Jones has placed a vast array of other significant poems--from the early part of the century (when poets such as John Skelton still harkened back to Chaucer and feudal times) to the great Elizabethan period.The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth-Century Verse(with its engaging and informative introduction, and its copious footnotes which gloss unfamiliar words) conveys in unparalleled style all the richness of what is arguably the greatest century of English literature.

The New Oxford Book Of English Light Verse

Author: Kingsley Amis
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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An entertaining anthology of more than two hundred fifty verses by some eighty authors ranges from satire to nonsense and from Shakespeare to Philip Larkin

The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories

Author: William Trevor
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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Ireland has long been a nation of story-tellers. What began as a lively form of entertainment has grown into an unrivalled literary genre. Although Ireland may mourn the loss of the seanchai, the old hearthside story-teller, the Irish art of story-telling is by no means lost. This varied anthology traces the development of the Irish short story from the early folk-tales of the oral tradition through Oliver Goldsmith, Maria Edgeworth,James Joyce, and Liam O'Flaherty, and on to the rising stars of the modern generation, such as Bernard Mac Laverty and Desmond Hogan.

The New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse

Author: Jerome J. McGann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192823298
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The poets whom we call the Romantics--Wordsworth, Coleridge, Burns, Blake, Byron, Shelley, and Keats--belonged to an age in which many other kinds of poetry written and published as well. In this new volume, Jerome McGann explores the full range of verse that was published in Britain between the years of 1785-1832, one of the most fertile periods for English writing. Selections from all the major and minor Romantic poets are included, as well as important political and satiric verse of the period, "sentimental" verse, regional and dialect verse, and verse in translation. Organizing the material by date of first appearance, and not by author grouping, McGann calls attention to the historical and cultural contexts in which the poetry is embedded. Another important feature of the volume is the space devoted to woman poets who include Felica Dorothea Hemans, Ann Yearsley, Laeticia Elizabeth Landon, and Mary Tighe, all distinguished writers who were previously given short shrift.A stimulating volume from one of the most important periods in English literature, The New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse offers a new context in which to examine classic works of Romantic poetry.

The Penguin book of contemporary Irish poetry

Author: Peter Fallon
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN:
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A survey of recent Irish poetry includes works by Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Richard Murphy, Desmond O'Grady, Michael Hartnett, and Sara Berkeley