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A Little Treasury of American Poetry; The Chief Poets from Colonial Times to the Present Day. Hardcover – December, 1975

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co; Revised edition (December 1975)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684106663
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684106663
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,600,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Guillermo Maynez on February 23, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Oscar Williams, a poet himself, published in the 50's this fine collection of poems by American authors. Although I had read some of them in translation to Spanish, this was my first step into the world of American poetry, which has so many distinguished representatives. Of course, it needed to be updated, and many other fine collections have come to print since then. Nevertheless, I think this is a good starting point. I still have my copy, which I want to keep because it's there where I found the work of poets I had no notice of, and whoose work I love and have kept reading. Conrad Aiken, for example, a poet that I think is grossly underrated; W.H. Auden, I had read about him, but his work impressed me; Hart Crane; Edgar Lee Masters; Edwin Arlington Robinson, another excellent poet shamefully underrated. Popular poets are adequately represented, like Whitman, Dickinson, Frost and Pound. Williams decided to let T.S. Eliot out, maybe because he opted for the British citizenship. I think he could have made a little trick and put him in, since he was born in St. Louis. Auden, a British-born, is. Overall, a recommended book.
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