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100 Poets

100 Poets

A Little Anthology

By John Carey

Hardback | ISBN 9780300258011

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A wonderfully readable anthology of our greatest poetry, chosen by the author of A Little History of Poetry

"Does anyone know more about poetry than John Carey? Almost certainly not."-The Times

A poem seems a fragile thing. Change a word and it is broken. But poems outlive empires and survive the devastation of conquests. Celebrated author John Carey here presents a uniquely valuable anthology of verse based on a simple principle: select the one-hundred greatest poets from across the centuries, and then choose their finest poems.

Ranging from Homer and Sappho to Donne and Milton, Plath and Angelou, this is a delightful and accessible introduction to the very best that poetry can offer. Familiar favorites are nestled alongside marvelous new discoveries-all woven together with Carey's expert commentary. Particular attention is given to the works of female poets, like Christina Rossetti and Charlotte Mew. This is a personal guide to the poetry that shines brightest through the ages. Within its pages, readers will find treasured poems that remain with you for life.


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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780300258011
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Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 280
Width (mm): 140
Height (mm): 216
Depth (mm): 3

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