Spencer to Crabbe

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John Wain
Oxford University Press, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 770 pages
This two-volume anthology celebrates four centuries of verse in English, from the Elizabethan era to the present day. The selection begins with the English Renaissance poet Edmund Spenser, and includes a substantial section of extracts from Shakespeare's plays and poetry. The progression from the metaphysical school (poets such as Donne and Marvell), the Augustans (Dryden and Pope), the Romantics such as Keats and Wordsworth, the Victorians such as Tennyson and Browning, and the First World War poets such as Sassoon and W.H.Auden, right up to Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, and other poets actively writing today, represents a tradition which continues to develop. All the major poets, and many of the less-well know, are featured in John Wain's selection.

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Contents

EDMUND SPENSER 15521509
1
SIR WALTER RALEIGH 15521618
33
FULKE GREVILLE LORD BROOKE 15541628
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John Wain is professional writer who has published some 25 books in the last 25 years. Poet, novelist, short story writer, critic, dramatist, biographer, he has published eight volumes of his own verse, a number of anthologies, and many critical studies of poetry. He was Oxford Professor of Poetry 1978-8.

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