The Caedmon Collection of English Poetry (Successful Living Series)

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9780694519118: The Caedmon Collection of English Poetry (Successful Living Series)

Here for your enjoyment Caedmon has collected twenty-one of the greatest poets of the English language. Their masterworks include The Tyger; A Red, Red Rose; If; The Second Coming; and Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night. Those who've come to love these works on the page will find an added, entrancing dimension to them on this audio: the sheer, delightful sound of great poetry. In addition to the authors'who bring a special insight into the words to their readings'international stars of the stage and screen interpret the works, conveying atmosphere and emotion through splendid performances.

Only a few of the pleasures to be heard on this audio:

  • James Mason's confessional intimacy in his reading of Browning's Memorabilia
  • Dylan Thomas' exhilarating energy on Gerard Manley Hopkins' complex The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo
  • Richard Burton's simple but moving rendering of the spare, intense imageryin Thomas Hardy's Beyond the Last Lamp
  • The surprising warmth and vibrant humanity Boris Karloff brings to Kipling's If
  • The robust, almost violently powerful wordplay Ted Hughes brings to life in his brilliant reading of his own The Jaguar.

Whether comparing your own reading of a favorite poem to the author's or discovering a new favorite, The Caedmon Collection of English Poetry is a listening experience you'll return to again and again.Poetry by: William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton, William Blake, Robert Burns, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Hardy, D.H. Lawrence, Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, William Butler Yeats, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, and Ted Hughes.

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This collection of great English poetry is interesting but uneven. It is based on Caedmon's archives, which contain some rare gems and some pieces that work primarily as cultural oddities. In the first category are Sir John Gielgud, who does a magnificent job with Shakespeare, and the various poets (Auden, Eliot, Thomas, Ted Hughes) who read their own work. Other poets, such as Milton and John Donne, are read well, but, not surprisingly, without quite the flair Gielgud delivers. In the second category are works such as Boris Karloff reading Rudyard Kipling. Each individual rendition is interesting and well done, but the collection does not form a unified whole. G.T.B. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Published by Caedmon (1998)
ISBN 10: 0694519111 ISBN 13: 9780694519118
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