The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

 
9781417921935: The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language
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John Press has been British Cultural Attache in Paris, and visiting Professor of English at the University of Paris.

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What's under REVIEWis not the entire Golden Treasury, the original nineteenth-century anthology that established the canon of English lyric poetry up to its time, but only the newest expansion of Palgrave's monument. The selections in these 116 pages reflect a little presumptuousness on the part of editor Press. Whereas Palgrave never chose work by his contemporaries, Press chooses primarily the work of living poets, which makes one a bit uneasy as to whether these poems are of passing fancy. That disquiet stated, what is here is by the names expected when entry is restricted to those long resident in the British Isles. By far the most familiar pieces are those by Dylan Thomas. Among the few other poets represented by more than two poems are, unsurprisingly, Philip Larkin, Thom Gunn (despite his three decades in San Francisco), Ted Hughes, and Seamus Heaney. Of course, a great many more hands are represented by only one or two poems each. Ray Olson

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