Love Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

Love Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

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by Peter Washington
     
 

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It has often been said that love, both sacred and profane, is the only true subject of the lyric poem. Nothing better justifies this claim than the splendid poems in this volume, which range from the writings of ancient China to those of modern-day America and represent, at its most piercing, a universal experience of the human soul.

Includes poems by John Donne,

Overview

It has often been said that love, both sacred and profane, is the only true subject of the lyric poem. Nothing better justifies this claim than the splendid poems in this volume, which range from the writings of ancient China to those of modern-day America and represent, at its most piercing, a universal experience of the human soul.

Includes poems by John Donne, Christina Rossetti, W. H. Auden, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Graves, e. e. cummings, Dorothy Parker, William Shakespeare, Sappho, Bhartrhari, Anna Akhmatova, and W. B. Yeats, among many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679429067
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Series:
Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,121,005
Product dimensions:
4.43(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Peter Washington is the editor of many of the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets, including Love Poems, and is the author of Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America.

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Love Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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These poems are worth owning and learning, even to be repeated to a lover. Interesting time-lines when these poems were wrote, and brilliantly placed together! I always re-read this handbook, even for memorization.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book and varying styles. Composition exceeds the norm.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was inspired by this book. This as a great balance of different genres of poems. I give it two thimbs up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a romantic at heart and loved these poems. You can literally sit and get lost in the imagery and emotion. A great read for any lover of poetry. Having written romantic poetry for thirty years, I know a good book when I see it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this collection of love poems is the best I have ever read. I read my favorite poem to my companion, and she melted in to my arms. Thankyou Love Poems!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This small book contains a very large amount of poetry that will touch your heart. Read it and you may just get hooked into the world of love poems.