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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130 ' My lady fair she greets you well , And evermore well by me : You must either
turn again and fight , Or go home and lose your ladý . ' 135 Says , ' Rede me ,
rede me , dear brother , My rede shall rise at thee , Whether it is better to turn and
280 283 290 295 300 But murmuring spake — while they could see and hear
The start of terror and the groan of fear ; See the large dew - beads on his
forehead rise , And the cold death - drop glaze his sunken eyes ; Nor yet he died ,
but with ...
And then he turned , and sternly spake aloud : ' Rise ! wherefore dost thou vainly
question thus Of Rustum ? I am here , whom thou hast called By challenge forth :
make good thy vaunt , or yield . Is it with Rustum only thou wouldst fight ?
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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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