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.
Результаты 1 – 3 из 31
420 425 430 435 The club which Rustum lifted now , and struck One stroke ; but
again Sohrab sprang aside Lithe as the glancing snake , and the club came
Thundering to earth , and leapt from Rustum's hand . And Rustum followed his
100 Then his brush drooped down till it sometimes dragged , And his fur felt sick
and his chest was tagged With taggles of mud , and his pads seemed lead , It
was well for him he'd an earth ahead . Down he went to the brook and over , Out
This earth , as he saw , was stopped , but still There was one earth more on the
Wan Dyke Hill A rabbit burrow a furlong on , He could kennel there till the hounds
were gone . Though his death seemed near he did not blench , He upped his ...
Отзывы - Написать отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - abbottthomas - LibraryThing
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
Не показаны другие разделы: 26