An Introduction to English Poetry

By: James Fenton

Catalogue Number: 244-M7CX

An Introduction to English Poetry

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141004396
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Synopsis

James Fenton's An Introduction to English Poetry offers a master class for both the reader and writer of poetry. Simply and elegantly written and discussing the work of poets as wide ranging as W. H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Tennyson, Kipling, Milton and Blake, it covers all varieties of poetic practice in English. 'It is hard to imagine a beginner who could not learn from this book. If you know a young poet, give them this' - The Times Literary Supplement .

Author's Biography

Until recently James Fenton was Professor of Poetry at Oxford. A former political journalist (he was south-east Asia correspondent for the Independent), he also served as drama critic for the Sunday Times for seven years, and writes regularly on artfor the New Yorker. He has published four books of poems in Penguin. He lives outside Oxford and in London.

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