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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95 SIR WALTER SCOTT 1771-1832 Young Lochinvar O , YOUNG Lochinvar is
come out of the west , Through all the wide Border his steed was the best ; And
save his good broadsword he weapons had none , He rode all unarmed , and he
said young Lochinvar . 30 So stately his form , and so lovely her face , That never
a hall such a galliard did grace ; While her mother did fret , and her father did
fume , And the bridegroom stood dangling his bonnet and plume ; And the bride ...
O Rustum , like thy might is this young man's ! He has the wild stag's foot , the
lion's heart . And he is young , and Iran's chiefs are old , Or else too weak ; and all
eyes turn to thee . Come down and help us , Rustum , or we lose . ' He spoke : but
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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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