If you need a very brief introduction to English poetry, then this short book by James Fenton would be an excellent place to start. In 22 very short chapters, he covers everything from the history and.
If you need a very brief introduction to English poetry, then this short book by James Fenton would be an excellent place to start. Пользовательский отзыв - soniaandree - LibraryThing. This textbook is a must for undergraduate students and poetry amateurs who wish to know more about some of the forms used for poetry. This is useful too for analyzing specific types of poems - explanations are clear, concise and easy to understand.
James Fenton is that rare scholar "not ashamed to admit that he mostly reads for pleasure" (Charles Simic, The . An Introduction to the characteristics and properties of English Poetry: this is a book about metre and poetic technique, not a primer or a chronology.
In this eminently readable guide to his abiding passion, he has distilled the essense of a library's-and a lifetime's-worth A wise, absorbing, and surprising introduction to poetry written in English, from one of England's leading poets.
Even such a distinguished poet as James Fenton can't make a convincing case for another poetry primer. But then, that's why Fenton's book is only an introduction to English poetry. Where he bids the reader farewell is where the real fun begins. English and creative writing.
In this vein, An Introduction to English Poetry is one of his highest accomplishments.
In this eminently readable guide to his abiding passion, he has distilled the essense of a library's-and a lifetime's-worth of delight. The pleasures of his own verse can be found in abundance here: economy, a natural ease, and most of all, surprise. In this vein, An Introduction to English Poetry is one of his highest accomplishments.
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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. If you know a young poet, give them this' The Times Literary Supplement show more.
An Introduction to English Poetry, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (New York, NY), 2004. School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Academy of Arts (London, England), 2006.
James Martin Fenton FRSL FRSA (born 25 April 1949) is an English poet, journalist and literary critic. He is a former Oxford Professor of Poetry. Born in Lincoln, Fenton grew up in Lincolnshire and Staffordshire, the son of Canon John Fenton, a biblical scholar. He was educated at the Durham Choristers School, Repton and Magdalen College, Oxford. He graduated with a .