100 Poems by 100 Poets

100 Poems by 100 Poets

by Harold Pinter
     
 

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To pass the time on a long train ride from London to Cromwell, playwright Harold Pinter and his two companions, Geoffrey Godbert and Anthony Astbury, set up a challenge: Choose 100 poems by 100 poets — living poets excluded — to represent the finest poetry ever written in English. The three agreed to organize this collection unconventionally,

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To pass the time on a long train ride from London to Cromwell, playwright Harold Pinter and his two companions, Geoffrey Godbert and Anthony Astbury, set up a challenge: Choose 100 poems by 100 poets — living poets excluded — to represent the finest poetry ever written in English. The three agreed to organize this collection unconventionally, alphabetically by author rather than chronologically. The resulting anthology is challenging, eclectic, very personal, and great fun. With its surprising juxtapositions and gargantuan range of voice and style, 100 Poems by 100 Poets brings old favorites into a new light and less well-known poems out of the shadows.

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ISBN-13:
9780802132796
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,315,523
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.47(d)

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