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A Little Treasury of Modern Poetry - English & American Hardcover – January 1, 1952


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 843 pages
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons; Revised (College) edition (1952)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000K55WHG
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.7 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,075,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Irwin Lublin on November 30, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I was an English major from 1948 to 1952, and this is the anthology I cut my teeth on. Williams not only went back to the 19th Century to include the first "modern" poets (e.g. Dickinson, Hardy, Hopkins, Housman) who were long dead in 1946, but he selected poets only then in their 20's who would later be acknowledged as great. His selection of poems also was excellent and these are now standard reading. He also includes 80 pages of delightful "Light Verse" seldom found in anthologies, much of which is not light in the sense of inferior. Also included are photographs of the poets and a useful index of first lines. 672 pp.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bernie HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 17, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I am looking at the revised edition that moved from two sections to five sections.
1) A Little Treasury of the Chief Modern Poetry of England and America
2) A Little Treasury of Modern Lyrics
3) A Little Treasury of the Poetry of the Forties
4) A Little Treasury of Modern Light Verse
5) An appendix which contains prose statements by poets on "Poets and Poetry"
One of my favorite poems from this book is by Robert Frost:
FIRE AND ICE
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great and would suffice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trudy Storace on September 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I read this great book for my high school English class and loved it!! I was very happy to find it available for inexpensive purchase online at Amazon.
I ordered it and was happy to receive it quickly and in great condition!!
Thank you, Trudy Storace
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Format: Hardcover
I am looking at the revised edition that moved from two sections to five sections.
1) A Little Treasury of the Chief Modern Poetry of England and America
2) A Little Treasury of Modern Lyrics
3) A Little Treasury of the Poetry of the Forties
4) A Little Treasury of Modern Light Verse
5) An appendix which contains prose statements by poets on "Poets and Poetry"
One of my favorite poems from this book is by Robert Frost:
FIRE AND ICE
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great and would suffice.
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Format: Hardcover
I am looking at the revised edition that moved from two sections to five sections.
1) A Little Treasury of the Chief Modern Poetry of England and America
2) A Little Treasury of Modern Lyrics
3) A Little Treasury of the Poetry of the Forties
4) A Little Treasury of Modern Light Verse
5) An appendix which contains prose statements by poets on "Poets and Poetry"
One of my favorite poems from this book is by Robert Frost:
FIRE AND ICE
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great and would suffice.
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