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THE NEW OXFORD BOOK OF ENGLISH VERSE (edition 1972)

by HELEN GARDENER

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Title:THE NEW OXFORD BOOK OF ENGLISH VERSE
Authors:HELEN GARDENER
Info:OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS (1972), Paperback
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The New Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1950 (Oxford Books of Verse) by Helen Gardner

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If one had to say where can you find in fewer than 1,000 pages the best of English poetry, here it is. Daily Telegraph

`by far the most balanced and most wide-ranging [anthology] we have, offering superlative value to almost every taste' The Times

`Dame Helen has seen through this enormous task with affection, wit and wonderful thoroughness.' Times Literary Supplement

`Her knowledge of English poetry is both extensive and intensive; her critical standards are eminently worthy of respect...The reading public has every reason to be grateful to her.' Critical Quarterly

`The book remains a continuous and rewarding pleasure...It is a cause of wonder how easily poems of the recent past fit with those written centuries ago without jarring or disturbance.' New York Times
  antimuzak | Sep 13, 2008 |
A superior collection, in my mind, to the original Oxford Book of English Verse edited by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. ( )
  Fledgist | Dec 26, 2006 |
Not a revision of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch's classic selection, but a new anthology. The editor explains in her Preface why she deliberately did not include American poets, with the one exception of Ezra Pound.
  gibbon | Nov 29, 2005 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0198121369, Hardcover)

The New Oxford Book of English Verse is now firmly established as a classic anthology of English poetry. Chosen by the distinguished scholar and critic, Dame Helen Gardner, the book makes available in one volume the full range and variety of English non-dramatic verse. Dame Helen Gardner reflected the critical consensus of the day in broadening her choices beyond those of Quiller-Couch's lyrical tastes, and the anthology balances poems that deal with public events and historic occasions with poems of private life, and religious, moral or political verse with satire and light verse. All the major poets are fully represented, and there are also superb works by lesser known poets, and many surprises among the favourites.

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The first edition of this anthology appeared in 1900, & it has continued to maintain its high standards in all subsequent editions.

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