The Portable Romantic Poets   -     By: W.H. Auden, Norman Pearson
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The Portable Romantic Poets

Penguin Books / 1977 / Paperback

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This collection, edited and introduced by W. H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson, presents the greatest of the Romantics in all the fullness and ardor of their vision, including Williams Blake, Robert Burns, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Williams Wordsworth, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Edgar Allan Poe. What emerges is a panoramic view of a generation of artists struggling to remake the world in their own image - and miraculously succeeding.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1977
Dimensions: 7 3/4 X 5 X 1 (inches)
ISBN: 0140150528
ISBN-13: 9780140150520

Publisher's Description

This volume, edited and with a superb introduction by W.H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson, presents the greatest of the Romantics in all the fullness and ardor of their vision, including William Blake, Robert Burns, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Edgar Allan Poe. What emerges is a panoramic view of a generation of artists struggling to remake the world in their own image—and miraculously succeeding.

Author Bio

W.H. Auden was born in 1907 and went to Oxford University, where he became Professor of Poetry from 1956 to 1960. After the publication of his Poems in 1930, he became the acknowledged leader of the 'thirties poets'. His poetic output was prolific, and he also wrote verse plays in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, with whom he visited china. In 1946 he became a U.S. citizen. He died in 1973.

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