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By Louis Untermeyer

This vintage assortment, lengthy famous as the most commonly learn and best-loved anthologies of poetry within the English language, offers greater than 1300 pages containing approximately a thousand poems via nearly two hundred poets. Interwoven along with his decisions, Louis Untermeyer's very good interpretive and biographical textual content brings jointly the lives, instances and works (both commonly used and lesser recognized) of the world's such a lot cherished poets.

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>first released January 1st 1901
>1942, third printing (this edition), has subtitle
A Treasury of significant Poems - English And American
From the principles Of The English Spirit To the phenomenal Poetry Of Our personal Time, With Lives Of The Poets and historic Settings chosen and built-in
>1994 edition has subtitle
A Treasury of serious Poems -An Inspiring selection of the Best-Loved such a lot relocating Verse within the English Language

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It inpoems which are part of the great tradition and poems which are isolated examples of individuality; poems which are as ready to hand as today's almanac and poems which are as relatively inaccessible as a medieval pomander. That a poem has been countlessly reprinted is nothing against it; repeated quotation, on the other hand, is no proof of its excellence. A great poem is equally beyond popularity and neglect; it will not fail to find its reader. And what is "great"? The answer might well be another question: what is "red"?

1156 ] Lady Lost J. TURNER [1889- 159 160 ] Romance The Lion [1890-1918] The Dead Heroes ST. Pity On 162 1 l6r 164 ISAAC ROSENBERG EDNA 1 162 VINCENT MILLAY l6r 1166 [1892- Me Not Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven 167 168 Dirge Without Music 169 To 169 Jesus on His Birthday Contents xliv ARCHIBALD MACLEISH The End of the [1892- 1170 ] World 171 Be Left in the Earth Immortal Autumn You, Andrew Marvell 172 Epistle to WILFRED OWEN [1893-1918] 173 174 1176 ] , Strange Meeting Anthem for 176 Doomed Youth 178 178 Futility MARK VAN DOREN E.

D. [1886- 1136 ] jrom HYNfEN Never More Will the Wind Lethe SIEGFRIED SASSOON 136 137 [1886- 1137 ] Alone 139 RUPERT BROOKE The The Soldier 142 Still Falls the [1887- 1145 ] Rain 144 ROBINSON JEFFERS [1887- 1145 ] Mortem Post To S. 1 140 EDITH SITWELL T. 1139 [1887-1915] Great Lover 147 the Stone-Cutters ELIOT 148 [1888- The Love Song 1148 ] of J. Alfred Prufrock Journey of the Magi 154 JOHN CROWE RANSOM [1888- '0/ Piazza Piece 158 CONRAD AIKEN [1889- 1158 ] jrom PRIAPUS AND THE POOL This Is the Shape of the Leaf pom senlin: a biography Morning Song W.

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