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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ISO ISS 160 165 That one of them spake thus unto that other : ' Thou knowest
well thou art my swornė brother ; Thy profit will I telle thee anon . Thou woost well
that our fellow is agone ; And here is gold , and that full great plentý , That shall ...
At thee ordained his drudge , to execute Whate'er his wrath , which he calls
justice , bids , His wrath which one day will destroy ye both . ' IOS She spake ,
and at her words the hellish pest Forbore , then these to her Satan returned : ΠΟ '
But come : thou seest this great host of men Which follow me ; I pray thee , slay
not these : Let me entreat for them : what have they done ? They followed me , my
hope , my fame , my star . Let them all cross the Oxus back in peace . But me ...
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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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