Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

by Nicolas H. Nelson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313082535
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/30/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 370 KB

About the Author

NICOLAS H. NELSON is Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University. He has published several articles on poetry and philosophy.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Reading Poetry

John Donne, Poet of Secular and Sacred Love

Ben Jonson, Elegist, Satirist, Moralist

Robert Herrick, Poet of Time, Love, and Delight

George Herbert, Poet and Priest

John Milton, Poet of English Puritanism

Andrew Marvell, Pastoral Poet of Time and History

John Dryden, Poet of the Restoration

Jonathan Swift, Satirist, Preacher, and Lover

Alexander Pope, Satirist and Moralist

Samuel Johnson, Moralist and Satirist

Four Eighteenth-Century Poets: Finch, Gray, Goldsmith, Cowper

Robert Burns, Singer, Satirist, and Story-teller

Epilogue

Appendix: Further Reading

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