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A Little Treasury of Modern Poetry - English & American Hardcover – 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: 6.6 x 4.3 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Beautifully, intuitively divided by subject rather than by poet, this (1946) edition is the one to own. Later, bulkier editions of this title are divided by poet, with solid thuds closing the doors between each. This edition has soft butterfly bushes between each poem, with peek holes inside them, allowing for freer flow of thought.
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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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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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Format: Unknown Binding
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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