The Poems and Prophecies of William Blake

Author: William Blake
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ISBN: 1434410927
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William Blake (1757-1827), known for his estimable character, was one of the earliest poets of the Romantic Revival. He both wrote and drew poems, as seen in the included illustrations.

The Portable Milton

Author: John Milton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101174439
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The Portable Milton is an authoritative grand tour through the imagination of this prodigal genius. In the course of his forty-year career, John Milton evolved from a prodigy to a blind prophet, from a philosophical aesthete to a Puritan rebel, and from a poet who proclaimed the triumph of reason to one obsessed with the intractability of sin. Throughout these transformations, he conceived his work as a form of prayer, written in the service of the supreme being.

Poems

Author: William Blake
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
ISBN: 9780099511632
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A collection offers a selection of Blake's poems, including "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience."

Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience

Author: William Blake
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111490
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Classics of English poetry, alternately describing childhood states of innocence and their inevitable ensnarement in a corrupt and repressive world. Contains the full texts of all the poems in the original 1794 edition of both collections.

The Yeats Reader Revised Edition

Author: William Butler Yeats
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451673760
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Throughout his long life, William Butler Yeats -- Irish writer and premier lyric poet in English in this century -- produced important works in every literary genre, works of astonishing range, energy, erudition, beauty, and skill. His early poetry is memorable and moving. His poems and plays of middle age address the human condition with language that has entered our vocabulary for cataclysmic personal and world events. The writings of his final years offer wisdom, courage, humor, and sheer technical virtuosity. T. S. Eliot pronounced Yeats "the greatest poet of our time -- certainly the greatest in this language, and so far as I am able to judge, in any language" and "one of the few whose history is the history of their own time, who are a part of the consciousness of an age which cannot be understood without them." The Yeats Reader is the most comprehensive single volume to display the full range of Yeats's talents. It presents more than one hundred and fifty of his best-known poems -- more than any other compendium -- plus eight plays, a sampling of his prose tales, and excerpts from his published autobiographical and critical writings. In addition, an appendix offers six early texts of poems that Yeats later revised. Also included are selections from the memoirs left unpublished at his death and complete introductions written for a projected collection that never came to fruition. These are supplemented by unobtrusive annotation and a chronology of the life. Yeats was a protean writer and thinker, and few writers so thoroughly reward a reader's efforts to essay the whole of their canon. This volume is an excellent place to begin that enterprise, to renew an old acquaintance with one of world literature's great voices, or to continue a lifelong interest in the phenomenon of literary genius.

Selected Poems

Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415942973
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Poems by John Keats

Author: John Keats
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ISBN: 6050400148
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Glory and loveliness have passed away; For if we wander out in early morn, No wreathed incense do we see upborne Into the east, to meet the smiling day: No crowd of nymphs soft voic'd and young, and gay, In woven baskets bringing ears of corn, Roses, and pinks, and violets, to adorn The shrine of Flora in her early May. But there are left delights as high as these, And I shall ever bless my destiny, That in a time, when under pleasant trees Pan is no longer sought, I feel a free A leafy luxury, seeing I could please With these poor offerings, a man like thee.

Poems

Author: Charles Baudelaire
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0375712739
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Modern poetry begins with Charles Baudelaire (1821-67), who employed his unequalled technical mastery to create the shadowy, desperately dramatic urban landscape -- populated by the addicted and the damned -- which so compellingly mirrors our modern condition. Deeply though darkly spiritual, titanic in the changes he wrought, Baudelaire looms over all the work, great and small, created in his wake.

The Portable Jack London

Author: Jack London
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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A selection of Jack London's stories, political writings, literary criticism, journalism, and letters includes the complete novel, "The Call of the Wild," and such famous stories as "Love of Life" and "To Build a Fire"