The Viking Portable Library Poets of the English Language,


  • Paperback
  • 540 pages
  • The Viking Portable Library Poets of the English Language, Vol. IV: Blake to Poe
  • W.H. Auden
  • English
  • 14 November 2015
  • 9780140150520

10 thoughts on “The Viking Portable Library Poets of the English Language, Vol. IV: Blake to Poe

  1. Andrew Andrew says:

    I’m appreciating this collection the I read from it On the whole they’ve made fantastic selections and it’s completely than I will need for teaching purposes Much to come back for


  2. CJ Bowen CJ Bowen says:

    The Divine ImageThe TygerBlake Christian going pantheistuniversalistBurns nationalismcourtly loveScott nationalismcourtly loveColeridgeRambly nature lovers Many profess direct dependence on Milton while neglecting to interact with his thematic choice or indirectly contradicting it through their depictions of man as unfallen Rousseauian influence abounds nature long walks beauty in raw creation as opposed to society Cities are rarely mentioned unless it is to weep over wicked disgusting London Nationalism is of place not people the poets long for their own climates trees and air Children are praised and patronized Herbert is gone there is nothing metaphysical and no one says My God My King Courtly love is back frustrated jealous illicit etcWordsworth's Ruth is a love story but the man loves nature and freedom than the titular character and runs off to be all Romantic not romantic Ruth goes mad but eventually flees the madhouse and finds solace in nature herself Boo marriage society yay nature and freedomInfant Sorrow seems a different angle on infants than might be typical of the Romantics Infused with a heritage of believing in original sinBlake is combining his Christianity with a sort of pantheistic nature worship and so his poems contain much that could go either way The Divine Image can be read as orthodox but possibly apart from Blake's intentionPascal's insights on the twofold character of man Adam Jesus Christ are lost on Byron Childe Harolde and the romantics generally reject the fallenness of man and lose greatness as well Byron thinks he loves not man the less but nature but has no idea how out of whack this view of man is They have denied that man is less than nature and cannot make him than nature either Man is lostI now mean to be serious; it is timeSince laughter now a days is deem'd too seriousA jest at Vice by Virtue's call'd a crimeAnd critically held as deleteriousBesides the sad's a source of the sublimeAlthough when long a little apt to weary us;Lord Byron From Don Juan Lady Adeline Amundeville 289Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away;A single laugh demolish'd the right armOf his own country; seldom since that dayHas Spain had heroesLord Byron From Don Juan Lady Adeline Amundeville 291


  3. Ely Ely says:

    Auden and Holmes Pearson's selection is magnificent and exemplary In addition to the usual suspects Byron Keats Shelley the rest of the guys in the band a la Sergeant Hathaway there's a whole slew of poets who don't get much facetime in the reviews of Romantic poetry


  4. Carolin Carolin says:

    Well at first I have to say I'm not a HUGE fan of poetry Still I liked to look through the book and pick a poem here and there Some I liked some less I found the introduction very helpful and interesting it made it easier for me to get a connection to the verses


  5. Ross Cohen Ross Cohen says:

    Moments of tremendous beauty punctuate hours of tedious self absorption Yet those moments make the read all worthwhile


  6. Lanny Lanny says:

    BlehI don't really like poetry and I really don't like this poetry


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The Viking Portable Library Poets of the English Language, Vol. IV: Blake to Poe➨ [Ebook] ➣ The Viking Portable Library Poets of the English Language, Vol. IV: Blake to Poe By W.H. Auden ➳ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk This volume edited and with a superb introduction by WH Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson presents the greatest of the Romantics in all the fullness and ardor of their vision including William Blake Rob This volume edited and Portable Library ePUB ☆ with a superb introduction by WH Auden and The Viking Epub / Norman Holmes Pearson presents the greatest of the Romantics in all the fullness Viking Portable Library Kindle × and ardor of their vision including William Blake Robert Burns Samuel Taylor Coleridge Viking Portable Library Poets of Epub / William Wordsworth Lord Byron Percy Bysshe Shelley John Keats Ralph Waldo Emerson Henry David Thoreau and Edgar Allan Poe What emerges is a panoramic view of a generation of artists struggling to remake the world in their own image—and miraculously succeeding.


About the Author: W.H. Auden

The Orators Three plays Portable Library ePUB ☆ written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood in – The Viking Epub / built his reputation as a left wing political writer Auden moved to the Viking Portable Library Kindle × United States partly to escape this reputation and his work in the s Viking Portable Library Poets of Epub / including the long poems For the Time Being and The Sea and the Mirror focused on religious themes He won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his long poem The Age of Anxiety the title of which became a popular phrase describing the modern era In – he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford; his lectures were popular with students and faculty and served as the basis of his prose collection.