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Green Thoughts, Green Shades: Essays by Contemporary Poets on the Early Modern Lyric / Edition 1

Green Thoughts, Green Shades: Essays by Contemporary Poets on the Early Modern Lyric / Edition 1

by Jonathan F.S. PostJonathan F.S. Post


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Green Thoughts, Green Shades is a strikingly original book, the first and only of its kind. Edited and introduced by noted seventeenth-century scholar Jonathan Post, it enlists the analytic and verbal power of some of today's most celebrated poets to illuminate from the inside out a number of the greatest lyric poets writing in English during the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Written by people who spend much of their time thinking in verse and about verse, these original essays herald the return of the early modern lyric as crucial to understanding the present moment of poetry in the United States. This work provides fascinating insights into what today's poets find of special interest in their forebears. In addition, these discussions shed light on the contributors' own poetry and offer compelling clues to how the poetry of the past continues to inform that of the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520227521
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/01/2002
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)

About the Author

Jonathan F. S. Post is Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of English Lyric Poetry: The Early Seventeenth Century (1999), Sir Thomas Browne (1987), and Henry Vaughan: The Unfolding Vision (1982).

Table of Contents


Introduction: Green Thoughts, Green Shades
Jonathan F.S. Post

1. The Face of the Sonnet: Wyatt and Some Early Features of the Tradition
Peter Sacks

2. Sidney and the Sestina
Anthony Hecht

3. Naked Numbers: A Curve from Wyatt to Rochester
Heather McHugh

4. Ben Jonson and the Loathèd Word
Linda Gregerson

5. Donne’s Sovereignty
Calvin Bedient

6. Anomaly, Conundrum, Thy-Will-Be-Done: On the Poetry of George Herbert
Carl Phillips

7. Milton in the Modern: The Invention of Personality
William Logan

8. Finding Anne Bradstreet
Eavan Boland

9. Unordinary Passions: Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle
Alice Fulton

10. "How coy a Figure": Marvelry
Stephen Yenser

11. Saint John the Rake: Rochester’s Poetry
Thom Gunn

12. Edward Taylor: What Was He Up To?
Robert Hass

List of Contributors

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