Details

ISBN-10: 0060540427
ISBN-13: 9780060540425
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 08/07/2007
Dimensions: 9.20" L, 6.14" W, 1.80" H

The Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer Through Robert Frost

Paperback

Price: $22.99

Overview

“To read Bloom’s insights here is to bask in the emanation of genius. As entertaining and erudite as his choices of the works he most loves are, the book’s overriding strength is the guidance it gives, in context and comprehension.” –Baltimore Sun

This comprehensive anthology offers renowned critic Harold Bloom’s choice of the best of six centuries of great British and American poetry, selected in accordance with his three absolute criteria: aesthetic splendor, intellectual power, and wisdom. In Bloom’s introductory essay “The Art of Reading Poetry,” he presents his critical reflections of more than half a century devoted to reading, teaching, and writing about great verse, the literary achievement he loves most. Throughout this volume, Bloom includes extensive introductions to each poet and to many of the individual poems. More than any other anthology, this book provides readers who desire the pleasures of sublime art with nearly everything they need in a single volume.

Author

Read More
Reviews
“A colossus among critics. . . . His enthusiasm for literature is a joyous intoxicant.”–New York Times Magazine
More Reviews

Details

ISBN-10: 0060540427
ISBN-13: 9780060540425
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 08/07/2007
Dimensions: 9.20" L, 6.14" W, 1.80" H
Skip to content