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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Be governed : quit the Tartar host , and come To Iran , and be as my son to me ,
And fight beneath my banner till I die . There are no youths in Iran brave as thou .
' So he spake , mildly : Sohrab heard his voice , The mighty voice of Rustum ...
There are enough foes in the Persian host Whom I may meet , and strike , and
feel no pang ; Champions enough Afrasiab has , whom thou Mayst fight ; fight
them , when they confront thy spear . But oh , let there be peace ' twixt thee and
... return by an uprising led by his nephew , Sir Modred , whom Arthur had
appointed Regent in his absence . Arthur was reluctant to fight , this battle being
different from any he had fought before : The king who fights his people fights
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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
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