PHASES OF ENGLISH POETRY by Herbert Read

PHASES OF ENGLISH POETRY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A new edition of the book published in 1928 with two new chapters, by the well-known British poet and critic. The author, aware of poetry as an intensification and communication of human experience, discusses aspects of poetry along qualitative lines. The two new chapters -- ""Poetry and Love"" and ""Poetry and Sentiment"" reveal a vital scholarship and a sensitivity to evocative expression. Again in the last chapter the author speaks for a poetry which answers the emotional needs of a people, although feeling the demands of a more subtle expression. Stimulating and invaluable for students and lit'ry lads and lasses.

Pub Date: Nov. 3rd, 1950
Publisher: New Directions