English Renaissance Poetry: A Collection of Shorter Poems from Skelton to Jonson (New York Review Books Classics)

English Renaissance Poetry: A Collection of Shorter Poems from Skelton to Jonson (New York Review Books Classics)


AN ANTHOLOGY FROM the writer OF STONER

Poetry in English as we all know it was once mostly invented in England among the early 1500s and 1630, and but for a few years the poetry of the period was once thought of little greater than a run-up to Shakespeare. the 20th century introduced a reevaluation, and the English Renaissance has seeing that emerge as well-known because the interval of notable poetic experimentation that it used to be. by no means considering the fact that have the probabilities of poetic shape and, particularly, poetic voice—from the chic to the scandalous and slangy—been so a number of and alluring. this can be poetry that speaks at once around the centuries to the renaissance of poetic exploration in our personal time.

John Williams’s celebrated anthology comprises not just the most well-known poems by way of essentially the most well-known poets of the English language (Sir Thomas Wyatt, John Donne, and naturally Shakespeare) yet also-—-and this can be what makes Williams’s booklet one of these infrequent and wealthy resource—the strikingly unique paintings of little-known masters like George Gascoigne and Fulke Greville.

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