Poetry in English: An Anthology

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Poetry in English: An Anthology

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This authoritative, handsomely designed anthology of poetry from the Anglo-Saxon to the contemporary stresses major figures without neglecting minor ones of quality. Meant for survey and genre courses (and for all interested readers), it offers responsible scholarly texts for study in themselves and for seeing both the continuities and the changes in dominant modes over the centuries. The larger aim is to enhance the appreciation of poetic art generally.

Selection is based on excellence, along with certain necessary considerations: how well poems reflect their periods, show the development of a form or genre, illustrate a poet's range, and speak to modern sensibilities. Whenever feasible, complete poems are used.

In addition to headnotes, annotations, and known dates of composition and publication, Poetry in English includes M.L. Rosenthal's introduction, Sally M. Gall's comprehensive essay on versification, and an author/title/first line index. It is the ideal text for students and teachers alike.

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M. L. Rosenthal is Emeritus Professor of English at New York University.

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"A good selection of poems....Excellent essay on meter."

--Anne Goble, Clark University

"A nice anthology--nice enough for a time capsule"

--August Franza, Dowling College

"A well-edited textbook. Should satisfy the needs of junior and senior classes. First rate annotations."

--M. Raina, Rutgers University, Newark

"A rich collection of important English poems."

--Carol F. Heffernan, Rutgers University

"I will certainly use it."

--Richard F. Hardin, University of Kansas

"A well-chosen range of poems. The footnotes create no problems for the teacher, but solve problems for the students."

--Reg Saner, University of Colorado, Boulder

"The most balanced and comprehensive single-volume anthology I have seen. An extremely valuable teaching tool."

--Ashton Nichols, Auburn University

"An outstanding selection of poems, with useful annotations and an excellent chapter on versification."

--Stuart Y. McDougal, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

"The first poetry anthology I have seen that seriously challenges the Norton Anthology....Its selection is good, its footnotes are useful definitions rather than intrusive interpretations, and its binding seems more durable than the Norton text."

--R. Chris Hassel, Jr., Vanderbilt University

"Little is left out and much included. I liked the selection and the scholarly apparatus, and found especially helpful the section on versification by Professor Gall."

--Edward J. Cronin, University of Notre Dame

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