Lives of the poets : the story of one thousand years of English and American poetry / by Louis Untermeyer.

New York : Simon and Schuster, [1959] .

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Subjects American poetry -- History and criticism.
American poetry.
English poetry -- History and criticism.
English poetry.
Poésie américaine -- Histoire et critique.
Poésie anglaise -- Histoire et critique.
Description x, 757 pages ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1959]
Notes Includes index.
Summary A chronologically arranged anthology and history of poetry supplemented with biographies of the poets.
Contents Father of English poetry: Geoffrey Chaucer -- The morning stars: William Langland ; The Pearl Poet ; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ; Gower, Hoccleve, and Lydgate ; Dunbar, Henryson, James I ; Miracles and moralities ; Poetry of the people -- The rising sun: John Skelton ; Wyatt and Surrey ; Sir Walter Raleigh ; Edmund Spenser ; Sidney, Daniel, and Drayton ; Christopher Marlowe -- Nature's mirror: William Shakespeare -- The gilded age: Ben Jonson ; Nashe and Campion ; Beaumont and Fletcher -- The metaphysical man: John Donne -- After the Renaissance: George Herbert ; Richard Crashaw ; Abraham Cowley ; Henry Vaughan ; Thomas Traherne -- Puritans and cavaliers: Andrew Marvell ; Robert Herrick ; Thomas Carew ; Edmund Waller ; Sir John Suckling ; Richard Lovelace -- Blind visionary: John Milton -- The world as wit: John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester ; Margaret Lucas, Duchess of Newcastle ; Aphra Behn ; Anne Finch, Lady Winchilsea ; Charles Sedley, Richard Leigh, Ambrose Philips, Thomas Parnell, John Byron ; John Gay ; Jonathan Swift ; Matthew Prior -- Giant dwarf: Alexander Pope -- The decline of elegance: Samuel Johnson ; Charles Churchill ; Matthew Green, John Dyer, James Thomson ; William Collins, William Cowper, George Crabbe ; Thomas Gray ; Oliver Goldsmith ; Christopher Smart ; Thomas Chatterton -- The marriage of Heaven and Hell: William Blake -- Poet and peasant: Robert Burns -- Lost Utopias: William Wordsworth ; Samuel Taylor Coleridge ; Robert Southey -- Inspired oddities: Walter Savage Landor ; John Clare ; Thomas Lovell Beddoes -- Victim of a legend : George Gordon, Lord Byron -- Rebel against reality: Percy Bysshe Shelley -- "Oh, weep for Adonais": John Keats -- Victorian love story: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning -- Nineteenth-century lights and shadows: Alfred, Lord Tennyson ; Emily Brontë ; Arthur Hugh Clough ; Matthew Arnold ; The Pre-Raphaelites ; Coventry Patmore ; Dante Gabriel Rossetti ; Christina Rossetti ; Algernon Charles Swinburne ; Thomas Hardy -- The new world: William Cullen Bryant ; Ralph Waldo Emerson ; John Greenleaf Whittier ; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; James Russell Lowell ; Edgar Allan Poe -- Glory of the commonplace: Walt Whitman -- The soul selects: Emily Dickinson ; Gerard Manley Hopkins -- Turn of the twentieth century: "Fin de siècle" ; Francis Thompson ; A.E. Housman ; Rudyard Kipling ; William Butler Yeats -- New trends in America: Edwin Arlington Robinson ; Robert Frost ; Carl Sandburg ; Vachel Lindsay ; Robinson Jeffers ; Edna St. Vincent Millay -- New trends in England: The Georgians ; W.H. Davies ; Ralph Hodgson -- Walter de la Mare ; Charlotte Mew ; John Masefield ; D.H. Lawrence -- Waste lands: Ezra Pound ; T.S. Eliot -- The age of anxiety: W.H. Auden ; Stephen Spender ; William Empson ; Edith Sitwell ; Wilfred Owen ; Robert Graves ; Wallace Stevens ; William Carlos Williams ; Marianne Moore ; John Crowe Ransom ; Conrad Aiken ; Archibald MacLeish ; E.E. Cummings ; Hart Crane ; Robert Lowell ; Dylan Thomas.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8080280
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977.
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