Lives of the modern poets

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Oxford University Press, May 1, 1980 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 316 pages
A classic study of nine modern poets by a major critic and biographer.

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i read this when it first appeared, but I recall a substantial impression, that Pritchard had achieved what his title announces--a kind of Johnsonian exercise in biography and critique. Pritchard does ... Read full review

Lives of the modern poets: with a new preface by the author

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This volume offers critical essays on Pritchard's picks as the 20th century's most interesting poets: Pound, Eliot, Yeats, Frost, and others. Not a scholarly title, this remains for "general readers" (LJ 3/15/80). Read full review



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William H. Pritchard is the Henry Clay Folger Professor of English at Amherst College. He is the author of two important biographies, "Frost: A Literary Life Reconsidered "and "Randall Jarrell: A Literary Life," He reviews regularly for the "New York Times Book Review," and his literary criticism is published in the "New Republic," "Hudson Review," "American Scholar," and the "Boston Sunday Globe," His most recent book, "Playing It by Ear: Literary Essays and Reviews," has been well received.