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The Resource World poetry : an anthology of verse from antiquity to our time, Katharine Washburn and John S. Major, editors ; Clifton Fadiman, general editor

World poetry : an anthology of verse from antiquity to our time, Katharine Washburn and John S. Major, editors ; Clifton Fadiman, general editor

Label
World poetry : an anthology of verse from antiquity to our time
Title
World poetry
Title remainder
an anthology of verse from antiquity to our time
Statement of responsibility
Katharine Washburn and John S. Major, editors ; Clifton Fadiman, general editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This long-awaited, indispensable volume contains more than 1600 poems drawn from dozens of languages and cultures, and spans a period of more than 4000 years from ancient Sumer and Egypt to the late twentieth century. World Poetry encompasses the many realms of poetry -- poetry of all styles, of all eras, of all tongues: from the ancient epic of Gilgamesh and the Pharaoh Akhenaten's "Hymn to the Sun" to the haiku of Basho and the dazzling imagery of Li Po; from Vedic hymns to Icelandic sagas to the "Carmina Burana"; from the magnificence of Homer and Dante to the lyricism of Goethe and Verlaine; from the piercing insights of Rilke and Yeats to the revelatory verse of Emily Dickinson, Garcia Lorca, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, and so many more. While World Poetry includes a generous selection of the best English-language verse from Chaucer to the present, it is designed to lay before the reader the best that all the world's cultures have to offer -- more than eighty percent of the book is poetry originally written in languages other than English and translated by some of the finest talents working today, many of them brilliant poets in their own right. This is no mere sampler: In choosing only works of the highest intrinsic quality, the editors have created a book that will surprise knowledgeable readers and lead newcomers to an understanding of the glories of world poetry that is our common heritage
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
808.81
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6101
LC item number
.W517 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
World poetry : an anthology of verse from antiquity to our time, Katharine Washburn and John S. Major, editors ; Clifton Fadiman, general editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1239-1303)-and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poets of the Bronze and Iron Ages (2200-250 B.C.) -- Classical empires, East and West (750 B.C.-A.D. 500) -- Postclassical world (A.D. 250-1200) -- Rise of the vernacular (950-1450) -- Renaissance in Europe; late traditional verse from the Americas, South Asia, and East Asia (1350-1625) -- Seventeenth century (1600-1700) -- Eighteenth century into the Early Twentieth century (1700-1915) -- Twentieth century (1915- )
Control code
36509917
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 1338 pages
Isbn
9780393041309
Lccn
97010879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
World poetry : an anthology of verse from antiquity to our time, Katharine Washburn and John S. Major, editors ; Clifton Fadiman, general editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1239-1303)-and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poets of the Bronze and Iron Ages (2200-250 B.C.) -- Classical empires, East and West (750 B.C.-A.D. 500) -- Postclassical world (A.D. 250-1200) -- Rise of the vernacular (950-1450) -- Renaissance in Europe; late traditional verse from the Americas, South Asia, and East Asia (1350-1625) -- Seventeenth century (1600-1700) -- Eighteenth century into the Early Twentieth century (1700-1915) -- Twentieth century (1915- )
Control code
36509917
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 1338 pages
Isbn
9780393041309
Lccn
97010879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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