Rhyme's Reason: A Guide to English Verse

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9780300088328: Rhyme's Reason: A Guide to English Verse

Poems by the author complement a guide to writing English verse, surveying the forms and patterns of Old English and looking at an assortment of contemporary styles of free verse

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In the grand tradition of Alexander Pope, John Hollander offers this explication/enactment of poetic form. There are sonnets about how to write sonnets, haiku about how to write haiku, and so on. The writing is clever, entertaining, and instructive, which will surprise no one familiar with Hollander's work. What's even more impressive, though, is how often these poems--which could so easily start to feel like homework--engage you emotionally. The sestina about sestinas is beautiful, and, excepting Dylan Thomas's "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night," Hollander's villanelle about villanelles is as captivating an example as one will find of the old French fixed form.

About the Author :

A pre-eminent American poet, John Hollander has written over sixteen volumes of poetry. He has also published several works of literary criticism and has edited numerous anthologies, including the Oxford Anthology of English Literature. His many honours include the Bollingen Prize, the Levinson Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Rhyme's Reason won the Mina P. Suaughnessy Award from the Modern Language Association when it was first published. John Hollander is currently Sterling Professor of English at Yale University.

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Description du livre ale University Press. New Haven and London, 2001. Softcover. État : New. 154 pages. Softcover. New book. POETRY. Winner of the Modern Language Association's Mina P. Shaughnessy Medal for an outstanding research publication in the field of teaching English language and literature (award granted to the earlier edition). In his classic text, Rhyme's Reason, the distinguished poet and critic John Hollander surveys the schemes, patterns, and forms of English verse, illustrating each variation with an original and witty self-descriptive example. In this substantially expanded and revised edition, Hollander adds a section of examples taken from centuries of poetry that exhibit the patterns he has described. "Discussions of prosody usually make for yawns and heavy eyelids, but John Hollander's book, now usefully augmented, is a sparkling performance. He defines and illustrates the forms and means of English verse in such a way as to teach us, also, the spirit of play which animates even the gravest poem."ÑRichard Wilbur "The most useful guide of its kind in years. It is at once comprehensive, lucid, concise, and fun."ÑG. E. Murray, Chicago Sun-Times "Marvelously comprehensive, clarifying and useful, [and] . . . also a delight to read."ÑJohn Reardon, Los Angeles Times Book Review A pre-eminent American poet, John Hollander has written over sixteen volumes of poetry. He has also published several works of literary criticism and has edited numerous anthologies, including the Oxford Anthology of English Literature. His many honors include the Bollingen Prize, the Levinson Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Rhyme's Reason won the Mina P. Shaughnessy Award from the Modern Language Association when it was first published. John Hollander is currently Sterling Professor of English at Yale University. (Key Words: English Verse, John Hollander, Rhyme). book. N° de réf. du libraire 37632X2

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