Modern Bristish Poetry

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Louis Untermeyer
Kessinger Publishing, Aug 1, 2003 - Poetry - 234 pages
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This anthology is a companion volume to "Modern American Poetry," covering the same period, from about 1870 to 1920. Not only have the best poems but those illustrating the greatest variety have been chosen from eighty representative British poets, as prominent and dissimilar as Henley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hardy, Oscar Wilde, Francis Thompson, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Symons, A.E. Housman, Yeats, Noyes, de la Mare, Gibson, Chesterton, Masefield, Sassoon, Rupert Brooke and Drinkwater, D.H. Lawrence and many, many more.

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Untermeyer is a poet, biographer and critic and also America's most creative anthologist. Born in New York City, he failed to graduate high school and taught himself music, art and literature. He became poet in residence at various universities, writer for the Office of War Information, editor of the Armed Services Editions, and, after World War II, editor for a leading record company. He was appointed Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress for two years and was sent by the State Department to India, where he represented the United States at cultural conferences.

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