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The entire history of Western poetry is surveyed in this study, from the ancient world, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the modern period. Two hundred poems extracts are included, and 10 poets are covered in depth, with critical appraisals of their lives and work. Problems of translation in poetry are carefully considered, and the book provides a working definition of poetry, calling it a form of expression human beings turn to when they need to say something important in a memorable way.

On the nature of poetry - Kenneth Verity

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Title
On the nature of poetry - an appraisal and investigation of the art which for 4,000 years has distilled the spoken thoughts of mankind
Author
Kenneth Verity
format
Hardback
Publisher
Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers)
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20070601

The entire history of Western poetry is surveyed in this study, from the ancient world, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the modern period. Two hundred poems extracts are included, and 10 poets are covered in depth, with critical appraisals of their lives and work. Problems of translation in poetry are carefully considered, and the book provides a working definition of poetry, calling it a form of expression human beings turn to when they need to say something important in a memorable way.

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Kenneth Verity is a poet who also pursued a career as a corporate communications specialist. He is the author of Awareness Beyond Mind, Breathing with the Mind, and Sonnets.

Type
BOOK
Edition
Reissue
Keyword Index
Poetry - History and criticism.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
366

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