Collected Poems of Thomas Hardy (Wordsworth Poetry) (Wordsworth Poetry Library)

Collected Poems of Thomas Hardy Wordsworth Poetry Wordsworth Poetry Library This Wordsworth Edition includes an exclusive Introduction Bibliography and Glossary by Michael Irwin Professor of English Literature University of Kent at Canterbury Thomas Hardy started composing

  • Title: Collected Poems of Thomas Hardy (Wordsworth Poetry) (Wordsworth Poetry Library)
  • Author: Thomas Hardy
  • ISBN: 9781853264023
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • This Wordsworth Edition includes an exclusive Introduction, Bibliography and Glossary by Michael Irwin, Professor of English Literature University of Kent at Canterbury Thomas Hardy started composing poetry in the heyday of Tennyson and Browning He was still writing with unimpaired power sixty years later, when Eliot and Yeats were the leading names in the field His extThis Wordsworth Edition includes an exclusive Introduction, Bibliography and Glossary by Michael Irwin, Professor of English Literature University of Kent at Canterbury Thomas Hardy started composing poetry in the heyday of Tennyson and Browning He was still writing with unimpaired power sixty years later, when Eliot and Yeats were the leading names in the field His extraordinary stamina and a consistent individuality of style and vision made him a survivor, immune to literary fashion At the start of the twenty first century his reputation stands higher than it ever did, even in his own lifetime He is now recognised not only as a great poet, but as one who is widely loved He speaks with directness, humanity and humour to scholarly or ordinary readers alike.

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    1. I haven't read the entire anthology, but this one is my favorite poem by this author, who also wrote Tess of the D'Urbervilles:Now I am dead you sing to meThe songs we used to know,But while I lived you had no wishOr care for doing so.Now I am dead you come to meIn the moonlight, comfortless;Ah, what would I have given aliveTo win such tenderness!When you are dead, and stand to meNot differenced, as now,But like again, will you be coldAs when we lived, or how?All those traditions honoring the de [...]

    2. This is just beautiful poetry - not some mumble of confused and abstract imagery intended to confuse instead of entertain the reader. Pieces like 'Moments of Vision' 'The Rival' 'The Colour' 'The Two Men' take everyday experiences and make them profound and gripping. Ease of language too - that endears me to any piece of literature - ease of language. Thomas Hardy is an all-time poetry great.

    3. Someone left this on the book exchange shelf at my work's employee lounge. I picked it up on something of a whim. I have enjoyed it since - reading it off & on at home

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