English poetry and the English language, by F.W. Bateson.
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Anglais (langue) -- Histoire.
Anglais (langue) -- Stylistique.
English language -- Great Britain -- History.
English language -- Great Britain -- Style.
English language -- Style.
English poetry -- History and criticism.
Poésie anglaise -- Histoire et critique.
xiii, 109 pages 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Also issued online.
The thesis advanced in this short book is that a proper understanding and appreciation of poetry is not obtained by investigating the particular poet's career or the nature of the society in which he has grown up. These are at best secondary considerations. It is the special uses to which he puts his society and personality in the language of his time that are ultimately decisive. The thesis is illustrated in a survey of English poetry from the Renaissance to the present day. In this third edition the opportunity has been taken to expand the arguemnt and bring some of its details up to date. -- Book Jacket.
What is literary history? -- Elizabethans, metaphysicals, and Augustans -- Poetic diction and the pre-romantic sublime -- The nineteenth century -- The present day -- Epilogue (1972) -- Index.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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