By Michael Schmidt
A wonderful quantity of epic breadth which connects the lives and works of over three hundred English-language poets of the final seven-hundred years.
LIVES OF THE POETS traverses the landscapes of biography, shape, cultural pressures and significant historic moments to inform not only a heritage of English poetry, however the tale of English as a language.
'Astonishing' New York Times.
'Deft severe decisions, lightness of contact, the power either to check minutely and to generalize boldly – this ebook is either a tonic and a continuous excitement' Independent.
'A occasion of poetry within the form of a heritage from Chaucer as much as the current day. A ebook to place into the palms of any younger human being starting to remember that poetry is the consideration of our language' Scotsman.
'A masterly workout of cogency and compression' Times Literary Supplement.
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