Lives of the Poets

Lives of the Poets

Book - 1999
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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

In this stunning volume of epic breadth, Michael Schmidt connects the lives and works of more than 300 poets over the last 700 years--spanning distant shores from Scotland to Australia to the Caribbean, all sharing the English language.

Schmidt reveals how each poet has transformed "a common language of poetry" into the rustic rhythms and elegiac ballads, love sonnets, and experimental postmodern verse that make up our lyrical canon.

A comprehensive guided tour that is lively and always accessible, Lives of the Poets illuminates our most transcendent literary tradition.
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1999
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780375706042
0375706046
9780375406249
0375406247
Characteristics: xii, 975 p. ; 25 cm

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