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William Wordsworth: Poems Selected by Seamus Heaney (Poet to Poet: An Essential Choice of Classic Verse)

William Wordsworth: Poems Selected by Seamus Heaney (Poet to Poet: An Essential Choice of Classic Verse) [Kindle Edition]

William Wordsworth , Seamus Heaney
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"This is the essential Wordsworth anthology of the present, with sound notes and texts that ask all the current questions."--Keith Hanley, University of Notre Dame"Excellent anthology of Wordsworth's work."--Alan Lin, UCSC"A beautiful edition. I'll be certain to use this one for my Romanticism course."--Christopher Moylan, New York Institute of Technology"An excellent text with a new approach--to present Wordsworth as his contemporaries read him."--Leonidas M. Jones, University of Vermont"The only text for an undergraduate or graduate course which is serious about putting Wordsworth's poetry in its historical context."--Aline Fairweather, Temple University

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A selection of William Wordsworth poems, as chosen by Seamus Heaney, join a series in which Faber and Faber presents eight beautiful editions of classic Romantic poetry.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 275 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Poetry (15 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #333,346 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wordsworth country 31 Dec 2012
By GlynLuke TOP 500 REVIEWER
What makes this anthology of Wordsworth`s poetry stand out from most are the number of reproductions of paintings scattered throughout the text, from a dramatic view of Tintern Abbey by Theodore Henry Fielding to engravings by Turner and Samuel Palmer, as well as a bleak Lakeland waterfall by Constable.
Apart from being a well-bound, nicely presented book, with an arresting pencil portrait of the poet on the cover, it contains a generous selection of the great man`s poems too, including the marvellous Ode (Intimations of Immortality) and the ambitious, haunting The Ruined Cottage. Most of the famous poems are here, alongside a few lesser known ones. I`m glad to see the astonishing sonnet The World Is Too Much With Us, and strange poems such as Moonlit Horse and the late Extempore Effusion Upon The Death Of James Hogg. Excerpts from The Prelude are sensibly placed at the beginning.
There is a beguilingly elegiac quality to many of Wordsworth`s poems, something which acts as a kind of seam running through much of his verse.
Jonathan Wordsworth, a descendant of the poet`s brother Christopher, has compiled the selection, and provided an excellent fourteen-page introduction.
Even if you have the Works, or other anthologies of the poet, this is such a pleasing, not to mention comprehensive collection that I would recommend adding it to your library. It`s good to have and hold, and - it goes without saying - a pleasure to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Woderfully iinspiring Wordsworth 20 Jun 2013
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Whilst abroad in Dubai I found wonderful comfort in Michael, Tintern Abbey and with a new grandchild to care for, inspiration in Ode on Intimations of Immortality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wordsworth choices 24 Nov 2013
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An excellent choice by Seamus Heaney of Wordsworth's poems. This is a diverse choice of well known and less well known pieces.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wiilliam Wordsworth a life 17 Oct 2009
If you are interested in an indepth explanation of Wordsworths life,views, poetry and influences this book is excellent. You have to be prepared to committ to reading it.
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