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kindle É Lives of the Poets Ô Paperback read Í ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☁ Lives of the Poets Author Michael Schmidt – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistIn this stunning volume of epic breadth Michael Schmidt connects the lives and works of than 300 poets over the last 700 yearNational Book Critics Circle Award FinalistIn this stunning volume of epic breadth Michael Schmidt connects the lives and works of than poets over the last years spanning distant shores from Scotland to A I loved the first two thirds I actually said I didn't want this book to ever end I was enjoying learning about the poets and their poetry so much But come the 20th century and the charm of the book died He spent time on the last century of poetry than on any other time period Poets exponentially increased with each decade until the last few chapters were so dense I couldn't keep track of who he was writing about He should have written two books But I'll still read his book on Greek poets He's best when dealing with deep and narrow

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Al postmodern verse that make up our lyrical canonA comprehensive guided tour that is lively and always accessible Lives of the Poets illuminates Lives of ePUB #9734 our most transcendent literary traditi This 1000 page book was an interesting mixture part biographical sketches part history part poetry samples and a generous dollop of analysis and literary criticism One major contribution is connecting the dots between individual poets and their historical predecessors the connections are there to see in writing styles and themes I must admit I did not read all 1000 pages but picked out some of my favorite individuals and read about them This must have taken a lifetime of work to accomplish

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Lives of the PoetsUstralia to the Caribbean all sharing the English language Schmidt reveals how each poet has transformed a common language of poetry into the rustic rhythms and elegiac ballads love sonnets and experiment Schmidt took on an impossible task and accomplished a minor miracle with this book Brief well written and cogent biographical and cultural entries on every poet who wrote in English that you have ever heard of and many that you haven't unless you are as widely read as Schmidt He is opinionated with vast learning to back it up erudite but generally not pedantic