Beispielbild für diese ISBN

Scanning the Century : The Penguin Book of the Twentieth Century in Poetry

Peter Forbes, editor

45 Bewertungen bei Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0670880116 / ISBN 13: 9780670880119
Verlag: Penguin Books London, United Kingdom, 1999
Zustand: Fine Hardcover
Verkäufer THE BOOKSNIFFER (Lewes, East Sussex, Vereinigtes Königreich)

AbeBooks Verkäufer seit 28. März 2003

Anzahl: 1

Gebraucht kaufen
Preis: EUR 40,63 Währung umrechnen
Versand: EUR 11,27 Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer
In den Warenkorb legen

Beschreibung

As ambitious and wide ranging as its turbulent subject; this is an anthology like no other. A perfect as new copy, in a protected perfect jacket. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-1085183328

Dem Anbieter eine Frage stellen

Bibliografische Details

Titel: Scanning the Century : The Penguin Book of ...

Verlag: Penguin Books London, United Kingdom

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Auflage: 1st Edition...

Über diesen Titel

Inhaltsangabe:

Drawing on poetry written in English and on European poetry in translation, this anthology tells the story of the 20th century in verse - primarily the story of world events but also of social changes, technical developments, and ways of thinking and behaving.

From Kirkus Reviews:

Editor Forbes divides his anthology into 39 sections, arranged both chronologically and by subject, with such headings as "Omens: 1900-1914," "Strange Fruit: Civil Rights 1930s-1968," and "Workout in Reality Gym: The Eighties & Nineties." In his introduction, Forbes notes that he does not (and could not) include writers from all parts of the globe-instead he focuses upon events that have been global in consequence (such as the world wars, advances in science and technology, and decolonization) and arranges his selections in connection to them. A timeline of events and their corresponding poems is included as an appendix. While over 100 translations appear, the majority of poets represented herein hail from Britain and the US. Forbes nonetheless has done an admirable job of being "inclusive" without pandering to the masses, and we are offered a generous sampling of contemporary British poets with whom most American readers are not likely to be familiar. While better-known poets such as W.H. Auden and Louis MacNeice have the most entries (eight apiece), most others are allotted only one work (or excerpt), making it difficult to get a sense of the poets' work beyond what is given. Still, this is not meant to be an anthology of poets, but of poems, some of which have been included because they are topical, not because they are aesthetically important-but inferior poems are the exception here, not the rule.An entertaining anthology of value both artistically and historically. -- Copyright © 2000 Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

Anbieterinformationen

The Booksniffer stocks adult fiction, young adult and children's fiction, art, non-fiction, poetry, limited editions, signed firsts, UK and US hardbacks, literary fiction, collectables and classics, and Fine Bindings from all periods and many examples of rare printed ephemera.

Zur Homepage des Verkäufers

Geschäftsbedingungen:

Books considered to be different from those described can be returned
within 10 days.

Versandinformationen:

Orders usually ship on day of order or within 2 business days. Shipping is free within the UK. Freight costs everywhere else are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is particularly heavy or oversized, we may contact you about extra shipping.

Alle Bücher des Anbieters anzeigen

Zahlungsarten
akzeptiert von diesem Verkäufer

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Vorauskasse PayPal