This edition presents Jonson's popular comedies Volpone and The Alchemist; the complete text of his commonplace book, Discoveries; his Conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden; and a generous selection of songs and poems from the plays and masques.
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Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was born in London, and became a leading poet, playwright and essayist of the Elizabethan age. In 1598 he killed an actor in a duel but escaped hanging by pleading benefit of the clergy, and by 1616 had re-established enough Court favour to be awarded a pension by James I - in effect making him the first Poet Laureate. Thom Gunn was born in Gravesend, Kent in 1929. After National Service and a short time living in Paris, he enrolled at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read English. He published his first book of poems, Fighting Terms, while he was still an undergraduate. In 1954 he moved to San Francisco and held a one-year Fellowship at Stanford University. He published over thirty books of poetry, including The Man with Night Sweats, which won the Forward Prize for Poetry in 1992, and Boss Cupid (2000). Thom Gunn died in 2004.Review:
"Wonderful...selection, layout, typography all excellent."--Harry Keyishian, Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110192813390
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0192813390
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