The Nation's Favourite: Twentieth Century Poems

The Nation's Favourite: Twentieth Century Poems

by Griff Rhys Jones
     
 

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Inspired by a poll to discover the nation's favourite modern poem, this unique anthology is a fascinating collection of some of the finest verse of the twentieth century. From the harrowing images drawn by the First World War poets, to the wonderfully evocative poems of Sir John Betjeman, this collection is as rich and varied as the century itself.


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Inspired by a poll to discover the nation's favourite modern poem, this unique anthology is a fascinating collection of some of the finest verse of the twentieth century. From the harrowing images drawn by the First World War poets, to the wonderfully evocative poems of Sir John Betjeman, this collection is as rich and varied as the century itself.


As well as classic favourites such as Jenny Joseph's 'Warning' and Seamus Heaney's 'Digging', there are many surprises to be discovered, including Craig Raine's innovative 'A Martian Sends a Postcard Home' and Roger McGough's charmingly witty 'Vinegar'. There are poems here to suit every mood and emotion. For the unlucky in love, Wendy Cope's engaging poems 'Loss' will soon raise spirits, and anyone who cares about the countryside should turn to Philip Larkin's prophetic 'Going, Going'.


The Nation's Favourite Twentieth Century Poems is a delightful celebration of one hundred years of verse and is destined to become an essential part of every poetry lover's library.

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ISBN-13:
9781446417836
Publisher:
Ebury Publishing
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
841,922
File size:
1 MB

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