. He looked me in the eye, looked down at my paper, returned his gaze to mine, and then crumpled my essay into a ball and threw it in the wastebasket. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. There are many poems I'd never read before some of them quite boring to be honest , and there are also many poets, particularly 19th century ones, that I know nothing about and who seem to have dropped out of the general consciousness. The E-mail message field is required. Publisher's top stain slightly faded. Synopsis Palgrave's Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language is probably the most famous poetry anthology ever compiled.
Synopsis Palgrave's Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language is probably the most famous poetry anthology ever compiled. Internally a good, clean and tight copy. Dark blue leatherette lettered and decorated in gold on spine. Category: Literary Criticism Author : Elizabeth A. However, is this criticism fair when we are discussing literature? Macmillan's English Classics edition with a Preface by the editor. We had to read and reread those metaphysical poets, keeping track of the images they used and finding new meaning in those word-pictures each time.
Thank you Hirdesh for recommending this book to me. Francis Turner Palgrave's The Golden Treasury is the most popular anthology of English poetry ever published. Over ninety poets are included, from Dylan Thomas, George Mackay Brown, Ted Hughes, and Philip Larkin to Carol Ann Duffy, Elizabeth Garrett and Simon Armitage. Today it stands as a testament to the richness of our finest native poetic writing from Spenser, Shakespeare, and Wordsworth, to Tennyson, Yeats, Eliot, and Betjeman. The relative brevity of many poems is very attractive - profound ideas and emotions are encapsulated in a page or two of text, 5 or 10 minutes of reading and reflecting.
Cecilia's Day -- Go lovely rose -- To Althea from prison -- On his blindness -- To Lucasta, going beyond the seas -- The constant lover -- L'Allegro -- el Penseroso -- Side 3: On a favorite cat, drowned in a tub of goldfishes -- Mine be a cot beside the hill -- O my love's like a red, red rose -- Highland Mary -- When lovely woman stoops to folly -- On first looking into Chapman's Homer -- A slumber did my spirit seal -- She dwelt among the untrodden ways -- She walks in beauty -- She was a phantom of delight -- Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art -- La belle dame sans merci -- The daffodils -- The mermaid tavern -- To a skylark -- London, 1802 -- The world is too much with us -- Side 4: Upon Westminster Bridge -- Kubla Khan -- When I have fears that I may cease to be -- Ode to a nightingale -- To the night -- Oh yet we trust from In memoriam -- Tears, idle tears -- Choric song of the lotus-laters -- Dover Beach. Lovers of The Golden Treasury will welcome the reissue of what is now accepted as a landmark in publishing history. We are more likely to learn deep truths from the longer works of novels or non-fiction. And as comprehensive as the book is, it continues to serve as a kind of literary menu to whet your appetite for more - and in mutual trust, he hopes you will seek more. One of the most profound reading experiences of my life even if much of it was during idle moments sitting in a taxicab waiting for an order. Seul, he growled without comment. It is indeed a wonderful collection of poems! Over the years, The Golden Treasury has been updated by a series of editors who have responded to the changing tastes of the reading public.
As a poet myself, I love reading poetry and poets of different centuries. Palgrave excluded all poems by poets then still alive. As a child, my mother and I would read and analyze selected poems from this collection--not only did we bond, but I learned that poetry was fun! On one occasion, he got me on my feet for such purpose. More generally, Father Griffin taught me that words are powerful. There are many poems I'd never read before some of them quite boring to be honest , and there are also many poets, particularly 19th century ones, that I know nothing about and who seem to have dropped out of the general consciousness.
Our longtime neighbor and friend Ursula was probably the greatest lover of books I ever met. Very good clean tight book. Viewed in this way, both mediums, when used in a literary manner, owe more to artifice than to naturalism. Gracious and friendly, frank and unpretentious, she read constantly and widely right up until she passed away at 97. Posted on Categories Tags , , , ,.
While I am no hater of poetry, I admit that my preference has always been for prose. They may still express something personal, but this is couched in a rhetoric designed to be impressive and appealing to the reader. In her retirement she worked part time for close to 20 years at the University of Michigan Conservation and Book Repair Lab. In her retirement she worked part time for close to 20 years at the University of Michigan Conservation and Book Repair Lab. It could be argued that poetry and prose in art form are both equally artificial.
Volumes are organized in relation to generic categories: namely the histories, the tragedies, the romantic comedies, and the late plays, problem plays and poems. Over ninety poets are included, from Dylan Thomas, George Mackay Brown, Ted Hughes, and Philip Larkin to Carol Ann Duffy, Elizabeth Garrett and Simon Armitage. Turning to this volume, Palgrave limits himself to English poetry spanning from the Elizabethan period to the early twentieth century. Editor John Press is himself an accomplished poet and translator, and he has taken care to preserve the spirit of the original Golden Treasury. Perhaps the most we should expect of any artistic work is only the ability to express a truth or opinion about the world in memorable and brilliant language, rather than to yield large nuggets of wisdom. I took it all sorts of places, including Girl Scout Camp though we were only allowed one duffle back each for two weeks' camping on the ground without even tents , family vactions, and eventually to college.