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

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

View: 9393

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 Women Cry

Author: Anthony Holden,Ben Holden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501121871

Category: Poetry

Page: 352

View: 2500

The internationally bestselling collection of poetry so powerful that it has moved readers to tears. “Anthony and Ben Holden remind us that you don’t have to be an academic or a postgraduate in creative writing to be moved by verse” (The Wall Street Journal). One hundred women—distinguished in literature and film, science and law, theater and human rights—share poems that have stayed with them long after reading. The poems here 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. From Yoko Ono to Judi Dench, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Elena Ferrante, Tina Brown, Michelle Williams, and Sarah Waters to Kaui Hart Hemmings and Joan Baez to Nikki Giovanni, this unique collection delivers private insights into the minds of women whose writing, acting, and thinking are admired around the world. Their selections include classics by visionaries, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Pablo Neruda as well as contemporary works by masters, including Seamus Heaney, Adrienne Rich, and Warsan Shire, with introductions to their work as powerful as the poems themselves. Poems That Make Grown Women Cry is a collection which represents a variety of aesthetic sensibilities and the full spectrum of human emotion. It is also a reminder of how poetry can touch minds and hearts, and how easily it will do so for readers of all stripes if they turn the first page.

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

View: 3611

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

View: 7737

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

View: 6278

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

View: 6614

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.

An Anthology of Poems by Anne Bronte

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Author: Anne Bronte

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427019150

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 535

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

A Laureate's Choice of the Poetry of Britain and Ireland

Author: Carol Ann Duffy,Gillian Clarke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571277094

Category:

Page: 736

View: 9641

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

View: 743

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.

The Collected Poems

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062669451

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

View: 1891

Pulitzer Prize winner Sylvia Plath’s complete poetic works, edited and introduced by Ted Hughes. By the time of her death on 11, February 1963, Sylvia Plath had written a large bulk of poetry. To my knowledge, she never scrapped any of her poetic efforts. With one or two exceptions, she brought every piece she worked on to some final form acceptable to her, rejecting at most the odd verse, or a false head or a false tail. Her attitude to her verse was artisan-like: if she couldn’t get a table out of the material, she was quite happy to get a chair, or even a toy. The end product for her was not so much a successful poem, as something that had temporarily exhausted her ingenuity. So this book contains not merely what verse she saved, but—after 1956—all she wrote.—Ted Hughes, from the Introduction

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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