Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

Author: Anthony Holden,Ben Holden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501121863

Category: Poetry

Page: 352

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"Following...their anthology, Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, father-and-son team Anthony and Ben Holden, working with Amnesty International, have asked the same revealing question of 100 remarkable women. What poem has moved you to tears? The poems chosen range from the eighth century to today, from Rumi and Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, W.H. Auden to Carol Ann Duffy, Pablo Neruda and Derek Walcott to Imtiaz Dharker and Warsan Shire. Their themes range from love and loss, through mortality and mystery, war and peace, to the beauty and variety of nature."--

101 Poems That Could Save Your Life

An Anthology of Emotional First Aid

Author: Daisy Goodwin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062028553

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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Prozac has side effects, drinking gives you hangovers, therapy's expensive. For quick and effective relief -- or at least some literary comfort -- from everyday and exceptional problems, try a poem. Over the ages, people have turned to poets as ambassadors of the emotions, because they give voice and definition to our troubles, and by so doing, ease them. No matter how bad things get, poets have been there, too, and they can help you get over the rough spots. This is the first poetry anthology designed expressly for the self-help generation. The poems listed include classics by Emily Dickinson, Lord Byron, Ogden Nash, and Lucretius, to name just a few, along with newer works by such current practitioners as Seamus Heaney and Wendy Cope. This book has a cure or consolation for nearly every affliction, ancient or modern. And no side effects-except pleasure.

Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

100 Men on the Words That Move Them

Author: Anthony Holden,Ben Holden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476712778

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

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In this unique poetry anthology, 100 grown men - bestselling authors, poets laureate, actors, producers and other prominent figures from the arts, sciences and politics, share the poems that have moved them to tears.

World Poetry

An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time

Author: Katharine Washburn,Clifton Fadiman

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393041309

Category: Poetry

Page: 1338

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An anthology of the best poetry ever written contains more than sixteen hundred poems, spanning more than four millennia, from ancient Sumer and Egypt to the late twentieth century

Anthology of Georgian Poetry

Author: M. Kveselava

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 0898756723

Category: Poetry

Page: 196

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Nature and history have combined to make Georgia a land of poetry. Glistening peaks, majestic forests, sunny valleys, crystalline streams clamoring in deep gorges have a music of their own which heard by the sensitive ear tends to breed poetic thought; while the incessant struggle of the Georgians against foreign invaders --Persians, Arabs, Mongols, Turks and others has bred in them a sense of chivalry and a deep patriotism which found expression in many a lay, ballad, and poem. Now, the treasures of Georgian literature, both ancient and modern, are accessible to millions of readers in English.

Poems of the Late T'ang

Author: Angus Charles Graham

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590172575

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 173

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Classical Chinese poetry reached its pinnacle during the T'ang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.), and the poets of the late T'ang-a period of growing political turmoil and violence-are especially notable for combining strking formal inovation with raw emotional intensity. A. C. Graham’s slim but indispensable anthology of late T’ang poetry begins with Tu Fu, commonly recognized as the greatest Chinese poet of all, whose final poems and sequences lament the pains of exile in images of crystalline strangeness. It continues with the work of six other masters, including the “cold poet” Meng Chiao, who wrote of retreat from civilization to the remoteness of the high mountains; the troubled and haunting Li Ho, who, as Graham writes, cultivated a “wholly personal imagery of ghosts, blood, dying animals, weeping statues, whirlwinds, the will-o'-the-wisp”; and the shimmeringly strange poems of illicit love and Taoist initiation of the enigmatic Li Shang-yin. Offering the largest selection of these poets’ work available in English in a translation that is a classic in its own right, Poems of the Late T’ang also includes Graham’s searching essay “The Translation of Chinese Poetry” as well as helpful notes on each of the poets and on many of the individual poems.

Delphi Poetry Anthology: The World's Greatest Poems

Author: Homer,William Shakespeare

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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Inspired by the bestselling Delphi Poets Series, this eBook features The World's Greatest Poems, with verses and extracts from poetical plays and seminal epic poems that have shaped the course of poetry over the centuries. From the earliest beginnings of Western literature in Homer's epics, to the Renaissance masterpieces of Spenser, Sidney and Shakespeare; from the evocative beauty of the Romantic poets to the brilliance of Yeats, the War Poets and other modern masters, this collection provides hundreds of the world's most beloved poets and thousands of treasured verses. (Version 2) * Excellent formatting of the poems * Wide breadth of poets from across time and cultures * Special alphabetical contents tables for the poems and poets * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order CONTENTS: The World’s Greatest Poems CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER LIST OF POETS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Harper Anthology of Poetry

Author: John Frederick Nims

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 842

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A broad selection of British and American poetry from 1200 to the present illustrates the development of poetic movements and styles

Broadview Anthology of British Literature, The. Concise Edition, Volume B

Author: Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1664

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The two-volume Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Concise Edition provides an attractive alternative to the full six-volume anthology. Though much more compact, the concise edition nevertheless provides instructors with substantial choice, offering both a strong selection of canonical authors and a sampling of lesser-known works. With an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, accessible and engaging introductions, and full explanatory annotations, the concise edition of this acclaimed Broadview anthology provides focused yet wide-ranging coverage for British literature survey courses. Highlights of Volume B include: substantial excerpts from Thomas DeQuincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater; a "Contexts" section on "India and the Orient" highlighting the effects of imperial expansion on British society and on the Romantic imagination; the complete text of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's In Memoriam A.H.H.; Vernon Lee's short story "The Virgin of the Seven Daggers"; Augusta Webster's "A Castaway"; George Bernard Shaw's Mrs Warren's Profession, annotated by Leonard Conolly; and a large selection of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century writers including Alice Munro, Angela Carter, Kazuo Ishiguro, Seamus Heaney, Carol Anne Duffy, and Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 4: The Age of Romanticism - Second Edition

Author: Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Don LePan,Roy Liuzza,Jerome J. McGann,Anne Lake Prescott,Barry V. Qualls,Claire Waters

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770480900

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1056

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In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials. Innovative, authoritative and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature has established itself as a leader in the field. The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. The second edition of volume 4: The Age of Romanticism includes James Hogg, Matthew Gregory Lewis, and John Polidori as well as new selections by Mary Shelley, Sir Walter Scott, Maria Edgeworth, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, and Percy Shelley. The new edition also includes two new sections of contextual materials. New to the bound book is “The Natural, The Human, The Supernatural, and the Sublime”—a section that includes not only a good selection of material from writers such as Edmund Burke and artists such as J.M.W. Turner but also material that may be less well known on topics such as changing human attitudes towards non-animals. New to the website is a wide-ranging selection of contextual materials on the Industrial Revolution, entitled “Steam Power and the Machine Age”. Additional highlights of this volume include: Jane Austen’s Lady Susan, a lesser-known but wonderfully readable epistolary short novel; “A Hymn to Na’ra’yena” by Sir William Jones; and, in an exception to the anthology’s general policy of including works in their entirety, Mary Shelley is represented by the last two chapters of The Last Man and by a selection of letters.

How to Read Chinese Poetry

A Guided Anthology

Author: Zong-qi Cai

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231139411

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 426

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In this "guided" anthology, experts lead students through the major genres and eras of Chinese poetry from antiquity to the modern time. The volume is divided into 6 chronological sections and features more than 140 examples of the best shi, sao, fu, ci, and qu poems. A comprehensive introduction and extensive thematic table of contents highlight the thematic, formal, and prosodic features of Chinese poetry, and each chapter is written by a scholar who specializes in a particular period or genre. Poems are presented in Chinese and English and are accompanied by a tone-marked romanized version, an explanation of Chinese linguistic and poetic conventions, and recommended reading strategies. Sound recordings of the poems are available online free of charge. These unique features facilitate an intense engagement with Chinese poetical texts and help the reader derive aesthetic pleasure and insight from these works as one could from the original. The companion volume How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook presents 100 famous poems (56 are new selections) in Chinese, English, and romanization, accompanied by prose translation, textual notes, commentaries, and recordings. Contributors: Robert Ashmore (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Zong-qi Cai; Charles Egan (San Francisco State); Ronald Egan (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara); Grace Fong (McGill); David R. Knechtges (Univ. of Washington); Xinda Lian (Denison); Shuen-fu Lin (Univ. of Michigan); William H. Nienhauser Jr. (Univ. of Wisconsin); Maija Bell Samei; Jui-lung Su (National Univ. of Singapore); Wendy Swartz (Columbia); Xiaofei Tian (Harvard); Paula Varsano (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Fusheng Wu (Univ. of Utah)

An Anthology of Poems by Anne Bronte

Easyread Large Bold Edition

Author: Anne Bronte

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427019150

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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This anthology of beautiful poems by Anne Bronte is outstanding for its autobiographical, religious and romantic themes. Picturesque descriptions and dulcet melodies of these memorable pieces have a soothing affect on the readers mind. These poems bring forth the true genius of Anne and enable us to see life through her eyes. A delightful treat for all poetry-lovers!

The Map and the Clock

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571277070

Category:

Page: 464

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The Map and the Clock is a celebration of the most scintillating poems ever composed on our islands. Curated by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and by Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales, this anthology gathers fourteen centuries of extraordinary verse – beginning with the first writings from the old languages of England and Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and culminating in some of our most recent poets, speaking in our present-day tongues. Many of our founding myths and legends are told here – King Arthur and Gawain, Beowulf and Mad Sweeney, the Mabinogion – as are the nursery-tales and songs we still sing today. Through these pages we witness the tragedy of European wars and world conflict; we court romance and friendship; we explore nationhood and belonging, identity and belief; and we are welcomed to a celebration of the cultural diversity of the poetries of our twenty-first century. The Map and the Clock is a stunning and essential treasury of the poems that have moulded our languages, examined our worlds, and shaped our islands through time.

The Broadview Anthology of Literature of the Revolutionary Period 1770-1832

Author: D.L. Macdonald,Anne McWhir

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551110512

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1608

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The selections from 132 authors in this anthology represent gender, social class, and racial and national origin as inclusively as possible, providing both greater context for canonical works and a sense of the era's richness and diversity. In terms of genre, poetry, non-fiction prose, philosophy, educational writing, and prose fiction are included. Geographically, America, Canada, Australia, India, and Africa are represented along with Britain, emphasizing Romantic literature as a world literature. Biographical headnotes, explanatory footnotes, and an extensive bibliography clarify and illuminate the texts for readers.

Poems for the Millennium, Volume Four

The University of California Book of North African Literature

Author: Pierre Joris,Habib Tengour

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520273850

Category: Poetry

Page: 760

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The first volume offers three "galleries" of individual poets - figures such as Mallarmé, Stein Rilke Tzara, Mayakovsky, Pound, H.D., Vallejo, Artaud, Césaire, and Tsvetaeva - along with a sampling of the most significant pre-World War II movements in poetry and the other arts: Futurism, Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, "Objectivism", Negritude. In the second volume editors Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris have extended the gathering to the present day. In the third volume editors Jerome Rothenberg and Jeffrey C. Robinson bring a radically new interpretation to the poetry of the preceding century, viewing the work of the romantic and postromantic poets as an international, collective, often utopian enterprise that became the foundation of experimental modernism.

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大漢歌聲: 中國三千年詩選

Author: Wuji Liu,Irving Yucheng Lo

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253355805

Category: Poetry

Page: 630

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A comprehensive anthology of Chinese poetry from the 12th century B.C. to the present. "This magnificent collection has the effect of a complete library rather than of an anthology of poetry.... A lyric quality comes through into our own language... Every page is alive with striking and wonderful things, immediately accessible." -- Publishers Weekly "Sunflower Splendor is the largest and, on the whole, best anthology of translated Chinese poems to have appeared in a Western language." -- The New York Times Book Review "This remarkably fine anthology should remain standard for a long time." -- Library Journal ..". excellent translations by divers hands. Open to any page and listen to the still, sad music... " -- Washington Post Bookworld

Poems for the Millennium

The University of California Book of Modern and Postmodern Poetry Volume Two: From Postwar to Millennium

Author: University of California (System),University of California Press

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520208641

Category: Poetry

Page: 912

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As we come to the beginning of a new century, we find that the entire vista of modern poetry has dramatically changed. Poems for the Millennium captures the essence of that change, and unlike any anthology available today it reveals the revolutionary concepts at the very heart of contemporary poetry. International in its coverage, these volumes bring together the poets and poetry movements that radically altered the ways that art and language express the human condition. Volume 2 offers a dazzling chronicle of the second "great awakening" of experimental poetry in the twentieth century. Ranging from the period of World War II through the cold war to the onset of the twenty-first century, this volume presents two "galleries" of individual poets such as Holan, Olson, Rukeyser, Jabès, Celan, Mac Low, Pasolini, Bachmann, Finlay, Ginsberg, Adonis, Rich, U Tam'si, Baraka, Takahashi, Waldman, and Bei Dao. There are also samplings of local and international movements: the Beats, the Vienna Group, the Cobra poets and artists, the Arabic-language Tammuzi poets, the creators of a new "Concrete Poetry," the "postwar poets" of Japan, the Italian Novissimi and Avan-Guardia, the Chinese Misty Poets, and the North American Language Poets. In addition, an extended section is devoted to examples of the "art of the manifesto" and two smaller groupings of traditional "oral poets" and of experimenters with machine art and cyberpoetics. Poet-editors Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris provide informative and irreverent commentaries throughout. They challenge old truths and propose alternative directions, in the tradition of the manifestos that have marked the art and poetry of the twentieth century. The result is both an essential resource for experiencing the full range of contemporary poetic possibilities and an arresting statement on the future of poetry in the millennium ahead.