One of the most satisfying books on the rhetoric of poetry that I've read.
When one compares Understanding Poetry with The Well Wrought Urn, one is struck by an odd pairing of likenesses with differences.
Here in one of his major works Brooks reads in his own way ten of the great poems of English Literary history.
Cleanth Brooks is a major figure in the history of Literary Criticism. Along with Robert Penn Warren he championed an approach to Literature which involved concentrating on the... Read morePublished on June 19, 2011 by Shalom Freedman
Although first published over 60 years ago, this book continues to be essential for anyone who wants to understand how to read poetry. Read morePublished on January 21, 2011 by Dan