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Lives of the Poets


Michael Schmidt surveys the rise of English poetry and the language itself from the Black Death to the court poetry of Chaucer and Sir Philip Sidney, the triumph of Marlowe and Shakespeare, the wit of Donne and Marvell, the urbane sophistication of Pope and Dr Johnson, the romanticism of Keats and Shelley, the questioning spirit of the Victorians and ending with the twentieth century, from T. S. Eliot and W. B. Yeats to Paul Muldoon and Thom Gunn. Each chapter combines commentary and quotation to acquaint the reader with ...

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Lives of the Poets
2014, Head of Zeus, London

ISBN-13: 9781781857014


Lives of the Poets
2000, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375706042

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Lives of the Poets
1999, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375406249

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The Lives Of The Poets
1999, Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), London

ISBN-13: 9780753807453

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The Lives of the Poets
1998, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297840145


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