The New Oxford Book of Christian Verse / Edition 1

The New Oxford Book of Christian Verse / Edition 1

by Donald Davie
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192804863

ISBN-13: 9780192804860

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Offering both familiar poems and some fascinating unfamiliar ones, this anthology contains over 250 poems that deal with Christianity. Ranging from the Anglo-Saxon masterpiece "The Dream of the Rood" to the works of modern poets such as T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Sir John Betjeman, and John Berryman. Davie has chosen works from around the world, including

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Offering both familiar poems and some fascinating unfamiliar ones, this anthology contains over 250 poems that deal with Christianity. Ranging from the Anglo-Saxon masterpiece "The Dream of the Rood" to the works of modern poets such as T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Sir John Betjeman, and John Berryman. Davie has chosen works from around the world, including several women poets—such as the Elizabethan Countess of Pembroke and Emily Dickinson—as well as the four men whom he describes as "the masters of the sacred poem in English": George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Christopher Smart, and William Cowper. Stressing the importance of "the plain style" in Christian poetry throughout the ages, Davie also offers a large selection of congregational hymns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192804860
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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