Three Centuries of American Poetry, 1623-1923

Three Centuries of American Poetry, 1623-1923

Book - 1999
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A comprehensive overview of America's vast poetic heritage, Three Centuries of American Poetry features the work of some 150 of our nation's finest writers. It includes selections from Anne Bradstreet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, e. e. cummings, Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, and Gertrude Stein, as well as significant works of lesser-known American poets.

From the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the Romantic Era and the Gilded and Modern Ages, this unrivaled anthology also presents a memorable array of rare ballads, songs, hymns, spirituals, and carols that echo through our nation's history. Highlights include Native American poems, African American writings, and the works of Quakers, colonists, Huguenots, transcendentalists, scholars, slaves, politicians, journalists, and clergymen.

These discerning selections demonstrate that the American canon of poetry is as diverse as the nation itself, and constantly evolving as we pass through time. Most important, this collection strongly reflects the peerless stylings that mark the American poetic experience as unique. Here, in one distinguished volume, are the many voices of the New World.

Baker & Taylor
A survey of American poetry includes popular song lyrics as well as poems by writers from Anne Bradstreet and William Cullen Bryant to Wallace Stevens and Langston Hughes

& Taylor

Two of America's most accomplished literary scholars present a uniquely comprehensive and balanced anthology of American poetry that ranges over the past three hundred years, encompasses the work of more than 120 poets, and features historical, critical, and biographical notes. Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1999.
ISBN: 9780553375183
Branch Call Number: 811.008 THR
Characteristics: xxxiv, 733 p. ; 24 cm.


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