The 100 Best Poems of All Time, by Pockell, Leslie
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- ISBN: 9780446676816 | 0446676810
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/1/2001
Here, in this compact volume, is a greatest hits collection of the 100 best poems ever written, by the world's greatest poets. This essential collection is perfect for the poetry lover who wants to carry around his/her favorite poems, & ideal for the reader seeking an introduction to the greatest poems world literature has to offer. The authors included are each represented by one of his or her best-known & best-loved works, from the Classics (Homer, Sappho, Virgil, Ovid, etc.) to the Renaissance (Dante, Petrarch, Villon, Shakespeare, etc.) to the Romantics (Schiller, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, etc.) to the 20th Century giants (Pound, Eliot, Frost, Stevens, etc.) down to the present day (Ginsberg, Plath, Angelou, etc.). Each poem is introduced by a brief head note which details the poet's life history as well as the poem's significance.