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The Penguin Book Of Irish Poetry

Author : Patrick Crotty
ISBN : 9780241387986
Genre : Poetry
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The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry features the work of the greatest Irish poets, from the monks of the ancient monasteries to the Nobel laureates W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney, from Jonathan Swift and Oliver Goldsmith to Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, along with a profusion of lyrics, love poems, satires, ballads and songs. Reflecting Ireland's complex past and lively present, this collection of Irish verse is an indispensable guide to the history, culture and romance of one of Europe's oldest civilizations. In his introduction to this new Penguin Classics edition, Patrick Crotty explores the traditions of poetry in Ireland, and relates the rich variety of the poems to the long and frequently troubled history of the island.
Category: Poetry

The Penguin Book Of Contemporary Irish Poetry

Author : Peter Fallon
ISBN : UOM:39015018941651
Genre : Fiction
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A survey of recent Irish poetry includes works by Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Richard Murphy, Desmond O'Grady, Michael Hartnett, and Sara Berkeley
Category: Fiction

The Penguin Book Of Poetry From Britain And Ireland Since 1945

Author : Simon Armitage
ISBN : UOM:39015043090771
Genre : English poetry
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A collection of poetry written in the second half of the century. Includes English, Irish, Welsh and Scots poets, as well as other nationalities living here and writing in English.
Category: English poetry

The Penguin Book Of English Song

Author : Richard Stokes
ISBN : 9780141982557
Genre : Poetry
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The Penguin Book of English Song anthologizes the work of 100 English poets who have inspired a host of different composers (some English, some not) to write vocal music. Each of the chapters, arranged chronologically from Chaucer to Auden, opens with a precis of the poet's life, work and, often, approach to music. Richard Stokes's notes and commentaries constantly illuminate the language and themes of the poems and their settings in unexpected ways. An awareness of how Ben Jonson based his famous poem 'Drinke to me, onely, with thine eyes' on a Greek original, for example, increases our enjoyment of both the poem and the traditional song; knowledge of Thomas Hardy's relationships with women deepens our appreciation of songs by Ireland, Finzi, Britten and others; Charles Dibdin's 'Tom Bowling', played each year at the Last Night of the Proms, takes on a deeper resonance when we know that it was written after the death of his brother Tom, a sea captain struck by lightning in the Indian Ocean. Many composers of different nationalities appear, but the book remains quintessentially British, and includes pieces that have an established place in our national consciousness: 'Rule, Britannia' (James Thomson), 'Abide with me' (Henry Francis Lyte), 'Auld lang syne' (Robert Burns), 'Jerusalem' (William Blake), 'Once in royal David's city' (Mrs C. F. Alexander), and even 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star' (Jane Taylor). The poems are printed in their original versification and spelling, enabling us to trace the development of the English language as the book progresses. The volume presents a huge amount of information about English Song that will enlighten all those who delight in the fusion of words and music. The presence of minor as well as major poets and the unique principle of selection make The Penguin Book of English Song a highly original anthology of English verse.
Category: Poetry

The Penguin Book Of Scottish Verse

Author : Robert Crawford
ISBN : 0140424660
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Penguin Book of Scottish Verse is the first anthology ever to offer a view over the entire history of Scottish history, extending from the 6th century to the end of the 20th, and representing each of its stylistic currents with clarity and verve. Acknowledged masters such as Robert Burns and Don Paterson are well represented, their work augmented by that of neglected and unknown writers ... With its comprehensive, lively introduction, this unique anthology--mingling Highland and Lowland, the religious and the profane, poems by kings and crofters--is the definitive guide to the whole poetry of Scotland. --Penguin Press.
Category: Literary Collections

The Penguin Book Of English Verse

Author : P J Keegan
ISBN : 9780141941875
Genre : Poetry
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This ambitious and revelatory collection turns the traditional chronology of anthologies on its head, listing poems according to their first individual appearance in the language rather than by poet.
Category: Poetry