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100 Poets : A Little Anthology

Carey, John
Format: Hardback
Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Published: September 3, 2021
ISBN: 9780300258011
320 pages
Country of publication: United States

£14.99

A wonderfully readable anthology of our greatest poetry, chosen by the author of A Little History of Poetry

A poem seems a fragile thing. Change a word and it is broken. But poems outlive empires and survive the devastation of conquests. Celebrated author John Carey here presents a uniquely valuable anthology of verse based on a simple principle: select the one-hundred greatest poets from across the centuries, and then choose their finest poems.

Ranging from Homer and Sappho to Donne and Milton, Plath and Angelou, this is a delightful and accessible introduction to the very best that poetry can offer. Familiar favorites are nestled alongside marvelous new discoveries–all woven together with Carey’s expert commentary.

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