The Oxford Book of Narrative Verse
Iona Opie, Iona Archibald Opie, Peter Opie, The Late Peter Opie, Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press, 1983 - Всего страниц: 407
Succinctly called "a book of tales of various kinds, romantic, humorous, ghostly, and gory, written at any time over the past six hundred years" by the compilers, Iona Opie and the late Peter Opie, this universally-appealing collection of 59 poems presents a comprehensive literary tradition of narrative verse from Chaucer to Auden.
The anthology includes Pope's "The Rape of the Lock," Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott," Poe's "The Raven," and Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark," along with such twentieth-century narrative classics as G.K. Chesterton's "Lepanto," Robert Frost's "The Code," Marriott Edgar's "The Lion and Albert," and W.H. Auden's "The Ballad of Barnaby." Abridgements and extracts from book-length narratives such as Spenser's The Faerie Queen and Milton's Paradise Lost add to the richness and variety of the collection. The Opies also provide extensive notes which trace the source of the poet's inspiration, whether fact or fiction, and demonstrate how the creative process has transformed that source into a work of art.
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25 ' Hit is a fortnight and more , ' said he , ' Sin I my saviour see ; Today will I to
Nottingham , ' said Robin , ' With the might of ... I will not shoot a penny , ' said
Robin Hood , l ' faith , Little John , with thee , But ever for one as thou shootis , '
Because of Robin Hood , ' said the porter , ' In deep prison is cast . 235 John and
Much and Will Scathlok , For sooth as I yow say , They slew our men upon our
walls , And sawten us every day . ' 240 Little John spurred after the sheriff , And ...
305 Thus John gate Robin Hood out of prison , Certain withouten layn , When his
men saw him whole and sound , For sooth they were full fain . 310 They filled in
wine , and made them glad , Under the leavės small , And ate pastes of venison ...
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The Opies write in their preface that they have chosen (for the most part) poems that tell a straightforward and complete story. They also "....point out that narrative verse needs a different reading ... Читать весь отзыв
GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
ANONYMOUS c 1475
ROBERT HENRYSON ?14301506
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