Peter Whitfield: The History of English Poetry (unabridged)

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Peter Whitfield: The History of English Poetry (unabridged)

Catalogue No:

NA791512

Discs:

7

Release date:

1st Sept 2009

Barcode:

9789626349151

Length:

8 hours 5 minutes

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CD (download also available)
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Peter Whitfield: The History of English Poetry (unabridged)


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Great poetry can indeed outlast stone and the glory of princes, and the English poetic tradition is perhaps the richest in the world. This audiobook tells the story of that tradition through its towering figures – Spenser and Shakespeare, Milton and Dryden, Wordsworth and Tennyson, Whitman, Dickinson and Eliot – and through scores of other poets. Clear and accessible, blending criticism with imagination and illustrated with scores of quotations, this new history will delight all who care about the past and the future of English poetry.

Peter Whitfield: The History of English Poetry (Unabridged)

Foundations

Beowulf (8th - 11th century)

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 - 1400)

Geoffrey Chaucer (cont.)

John Skelton (c. 1460 - 1529)

Sir Thomas Sackville (1536 - 1608); Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 - 1542)

Sir Thomas Wyatt (cont.); Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517 - 1547)

The Elizabethan Achievement: Sir Walter Ralegh (1552 - 1618); Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

Edmund Spenser (1552 - 1599)

George Chapman (c. 1559 - 1634); Arthur Golding (c. 1536 - c. 1605); Richard Stanyhurst (1547 - 1618)

Samuel Daniel (1563 - 1619); Michael Drayton (1563 - 1631)

Christopher Marlowe (1564 - 1593)

The Elizabethan Achievement (cont.): William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

William Shakespeare (cont.)

William Shakespeare (cont.)

William Shakespeare (cont.)

The 17th Century (From Donne to Milton): John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Thomas Carew (1595–1640); Richard Lovelace (1618–1657); John Cleveland (1613–1658); Edmund Waller (1606–1687)

Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

George Herbert (1593 - 1633); Henry Vaughan (1621 - 1695); Thomas Traherne (1637 - 1674); Richard Crashaw (1613 - 1649)

Andrew Marvell (1621 - 1678)

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

John Milton (cont.)

John Marston (1576 - 1634)

The 18th Century (From Dryden to Blake): Samuel Butler (1613 - 1680); John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester (1647 - 1680)

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

John Dryden (cont.)

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689 - 1762); James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Edward Young (1681 - 1765); Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Thomas Percy (1729 - 1811); James Macpherson (1736 - 1796)

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784); Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

William Cowper (1731 - 1800); George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

William Blake (cont.)

The Romantic Poets: William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

William Wordsworth (cont.)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (cont.); Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Lord Byron (cont.)

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Percy Bysshe Shelley (cont.)

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

John Keats (cont.)

John Clare (1793 - 1864)

The Poetry of the Victorian Age: Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Alfred Tennyson (cont.)

The Poetry of the Victorian Age (cont.): Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 - 1861)

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883); George Meredith (1828 - 1909)

Emily Bronte (1818 - 1848); Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 - 1882)

William Morris (1834 - 1896)

Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 - 1889)

Gerard Manley Hopkins (cont.)

Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928)

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936); Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

American Poetry: Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612 - 1672); Edward Taylor (c. 1642 - 1729)

Philip Freneau (1752 - 1832); William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878)

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882); John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 - 1892)

Sidney Lanier (1842 - 1881); Edward Arlington Robinson (1869 - 1935)

Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)

Modernism: Introduction

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

James Elroy Flecker (1884 - 1915); Edward Thomas (1878 - 1917)

Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918); Isaac Rosenberg (1890 - 1918); Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Modernism (cont.): T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1972); Louis MacNeice (1907 - 1963)

Hilda Doolittle (1886 - 1961); Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

Edgar Lee Masters (1868 - 1950); Vachel Lindsay (1879 - 1931); Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

E.E. Cummings (1894 - 1962); Robinson Jeffers (1887 - 1962); William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955); Hart Crane (1899 - 1932)

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953); John Betjeman (1906 - 1984)

Philip Larkin (1922 - 1985); Ted Hughes (1930 - 1998)

Sylvia Plath (1932 - 1963); Ginsberg (1926 - 1997)

Robert Lowell (1917 - 1977)

Conclusion

The Essence of the Poetic Act

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