[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:

    iir gibi insanlar.


  4. 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 what it d


  5. 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 great variety


  6. 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.


  7. says:

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


  8. says:

    This is one of four poetry anthologies I own I think I love my copy of A Book of Women Poets best, for it s international and historical focus it opens with Enheduanna, a Sumerian Priestess who may be the earliest known name in written literature But this book comes a close second, being perhaps the earliest book of poetry I ever bought The focus of this book as the title suggests is the English Language As stated in the cover,


  9. says:

    There is a ton of stuff in here I m not a huge poetry buff, and reading this book straight through probably wasn t the best idea That said, this has almost anything you could want, pre 20th century Except Lord Byron One short poem The Milton pages went on for days There are plenty of long poems, including the entirety of Rime of the Ancient Mariner, plenty of Keats, Whitman, Dickinson, Shakespeare, etc So, you re good for pre 1900 s After


  10. says:

    I enjoy dabbling in poetry so this anthology of the immortal poems seemed appropriate for dabbling However, I felt numerous poets were shortchanged in the book while others were far too represented like poets I have never even heard of and it seems that was for good reason Elizabeth Barrett Browning only had ONE poem in the entire book, ONE Ridiculous There were quite a number of poems that I would never consider important to English language poetr


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