[Reading] ➮ Immortal Poems of the English Language ➶ Oscar Williams – Vehikool.co.uk

Immortal Poems of the English Language Immortal Poems Here Is The Most Inclusive Anthology Of Verse Ever Published At So Low A Price It Contains Not Only The Best Known Works Of The British And American Masters But Also The Verse Of The Most Brillant Poets Of Our Own Day Oscar Williams, Who Compiled Immortal Poems, Was A Distinguished Editor And Poet In His Own Right, Of Whom Robert Lowell Wrote In The Sewanee ReviewMr Williams Is Probably The Best Anthologist In America Today


10 thoughts on “Immortal Poems of the English Language

  1. says:

    My copy of Immortal Poems of the English Language must be handled gingerly to prevent it from completely falling apart The cover is held together with so much clear tape that it s probablytape than cover But the memories this book holds are as strong as the paper is brittle This current copy is actually my second the first having been worn out so quickly that


  2. says:

    This has been an ongoing Currently Reading book in my collection since I owned the first, 1952 edition Every now and them it falls to pieces and I get a new copy Many of my favorite poems are in here, the ones I memorized in childhood to recite before dinner, the ones that comforted me during bad times in childhood, the ones Mama read when Father died I read some of tho


  3. says:

    I carried this book around the world in my backpack when I went to Japan as an exchange student in high school, and again when I travelled around the world, in college It s a great book to have when traveling, with high literature per ounce value, and can be re read many times The collection favors older poems there s not much even from the earlier 20th century, but it s good for


  4. says:

    If you like poetry, this is a brilliant collection John Keats was well represented in this It is a very inclusive and comprehensive anthology But the volume is not too intimidating and I found myself easily lingering on a few poems for days, and then sifting through others within minutes, which is the beauty of an anthology not too daunting when you re reading poetry, this makes for a grea


  5. says:

    I thought the collection was very well done So many epic poems, and with no notes in it you could take it in and try it figure it out yourself.


  6. says:

    I am enjoying this book as something to browse through It s a nice collection of poems by different writers Some of the poems are long and complex, but a few are short and fun, such as Epigram Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772 1839 Sir, I admit your general rule,That every poet is a fool,But you yourself may serve to show it,That every fool is not a poet.Or The Golf Links Sarah N Cleghorn, 1876 1959 The golf link


  7. says:

    The grizzly bear is huge and wild He has devoured the infant child.The infant child is not aware,It has been eaten by the bear A.E Housman Page 487Love it.


  8. says:

    Some poets overrepresented, others underrepresented A good collection, though.


  9. says:

    I ve been working through this anthology for a few months now, and finally reached the end Overall, I think it provides an excellent taste of poems of the English language and their history Many classics are contained herein, and yet, it s concise enough not to be overwhelming I was frustrated with some omissions There are SEVERAL John Donne poems, and yet my favorite To His Mistress Going to Bed, was not included I was similarly frustrat


  10. says:

    Don t think all of them are immortal Some of these will definitely die, at least I hope so This was a great collection, but it fell short of its claim I ve found better collections of poems in the English language.


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