Critical Survey of Poetry ( 8 Vol. Set )

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This series contains in-depth analytical reference guides to major writers of world literature. The series has an accessible style and format that allow readers to zero in on precise characteristics of a poet's work. The Critical Survey of Poetry presents 698 poets in 697 essays. Each essay includes full birth and death data and is broken down into principal poetry, other literary forms, achievements, biography, and analysis. Essays also include several sections on discrete poems or poetry collections, other major works, and bibliography.

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A new edition of a familiar reference work is usually a cause for celebration, and there is much to cheer about here. This work incorporates all the material from the 1984 Critical Sur vey of Poetry: Foreign Language Series and its 1987 Supplement as well as that of the 1992 Critical Survey of Poetry: English Language Series Revised Edition in addition to entries for well over 100 additional poets. The result is a wealth of background material on nearly 700 poets from ancient times to the present from many nations around the world.

The first seven volumes contain signed, alphabetically arranged articles on individual poets from Dannie Abse to Stefan Zweig, ranging in length from a half-dozen to a dozen pages. Each entry includes a listing of the subject's major collections of poetry, a description of work done in other literary genres, a list of awards and honors, a biographical sketch, an analytic essay, a list of other literary works, and a bibliography of secondary print sources. More than half of the entries include something not always found in works like these: a picture of the writer. Volume 8 is a virtual mini-reference library on poetry consisting of 7 essays on various types of theory and criticism, 45 essays surveying poetry around the world, a selection of "research tools" including a list of poetry awards and award winners, explanatory essays on language and linguistics and poetical terms, and a chronological list of poets. A 20-page bibliography completes the volume, while a trio of indexes (geographical, categorical, and subject) provides easy access to individual entries and essays throughout the set.

Intended for students in high school and college, the Critical Survey of Poetry provides a solid foundation for any student of poetry. The selection of poets is wide and varied, with contemporary poets like Rita Dove, Martin Espada, Robert Pinsky, Mark Strand, and Wislawa Szymborska represented along with such predecessors as Catullus, Sappho, Cynewulf, and Homer and just about every other major poet in between. This will be a valuable addition to reference collections in public, high-school, and college libraries. RBB
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Grade 9 Up-Combining updated material from editor Frank N. Magill's Critical Survey of Poetry from the Foreign Language Series (1984), the Supplement (1987; o.p.), and the English Language Series, Revised Edition (1992, all Salem), this edition provides alphabetically arranged essays on 697 culturally and geographically diverse poets (117 entirely new), from ancient through modern times. Black-and-white portraits are included for most poets. Each signed (3 to 10 page) essay begins with a list of principal poetry and an overview of the poet's life and works and concludes with an annotated bibliography; authoritative, informative analyses of specific anthologies and poems form the heart of the essays. Unlike the "Poetry Criticism" series (Gale), which provides multiple criticisms reprinted from book and journal sources, Critical Survey provides original critiques by single reviewers. The final volume is comprised of two broad essay sections ("Criticism and Theory" and "Poetry Around the World"); "Research Tools" (including award lists, a glossary of poetic terms, and a primer on explicating poetry); and three indexes: geographical, categorized, subject-all useful aids to student understanding. The category index is particularly helpful: students can search by cultural identity, historical periods and literary movements, and poetic forms and themes. Poets' names and poem titles are included in the subject index. Critical Survey fills the vast middle ground between the "Poetry for Students" and "Poetry Criticism" series (both Gale) in comprehensiveness and accessibility, in a clear, concise, and unrepentantly staid presentation. A valuable resource.
Mary Ann Carcich, Mattituck-Laurel Public Library, Mattituck, NY
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