Lives of the Poets

Product Number: EB00170796
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307557520
Publisher: Vintage
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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist In this stunning volume of epic breadth, Michael Schmidt connects the lives and works of more than 300 poets over the last 700 years-spanning distant shores from Scotland to Australia to the Caribbean, all sharing the English language. Schmidt reveals how each poet has transformed "a common language of poetry" into the rustic rhythms and elegiac ballads, love sonnets, and experimental postmodern verse that make up our lyrical canon. A comprehensive guided tour that is lively and always accessible, Lives of the Poets illuminates our most transcendent literary tradition. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author(s): Michael Schmidt
Original Publish Date: Apr 14, 2010

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