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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting for poetry, not great for studying.
I bought this book out of necessity: it was part of the necessary reading for my course at university. Unfortunately, it really doesn't succeed as an academic book. If you want an interesting overview of 20th century poetry, this book will fit you well. The poems are authoritatively and imaginatively chosen. However, there is a complete lack of context. It would have been...
Published on 26 Jun 2012 by andsonsandsons


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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting for poetry, not great for studying., 26 Jun 2012
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I bought this book out of necessity: it was part of the necessary reading for my course at university. Unfortunately, it really doesn't succeed as an academic book. If you want an interesting overview of 20th century poetry, this book will fit you well. The poems are authoritatively and imaginatively chosen. However, there is a complete lack of context. It would have been massively more useful if it had provided dates: births and deaths of the authors, and the dates of different poems.
The Harvill Book presents poems in a vacuum, without context or connections. This may be what you want - it was not what I wanted. (If you buy this book, prepare for plenty of Googling.)
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